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Majlis Elections

Maldives and the Future of the MDP:

Paper No. 5680             Dated 2-Apr-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

A day after the election results to the Majlis were announced, former Nasheed declared that the MDP would need restructuring and a new leadership. The Chairman of the party Reeko Manik resigned from his post over the election debacle and Nasheed has been made ‘acting President’ for the time being.

Maldives: Majlis Elections: Ruling Coalition Gets a Comfortable Majority:

Paper No: 5671                       Dated 24-Mar-2014
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

Preliminary results in the just concluded Parliamentary Elections (Majlis), showed that the government aligned candidates secured a comfortable majority with 46 seats and the MDP securing only 19 with other independents managing 4 seats so far.

Maldives: The Supreme Court Strikes Again:

Paper No. 5664                 Dated 12-Mar-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

The Supreme Court in Maldives has struck again and this time it is against the Election Commission who had displayed high professionalism in conducting the Presidential and later the local council elections against heavy odds.

The Tyrrany of the Supreme Court

Maldives: Foreign Minister Dunya Defends the Judiciary in UNHCR Meeting:

Paper No. 5659                           Dated 5-Mar-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

In a direct attack on the Commissioner of UNHCR, Dunya Maumoon in the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Commission, called on the international community to refrain from undermining the Maldivian Judicial system. She said on 3 March 2014- " We request international partners and supporters-We request you to contribute constructively in overcoming our challenges. We urge you not to undermine our judicial system."

Maldives: President Yameen on a “Conciliatory Mode.” But will it last?

Paper No:  5613                                      Dated 28-Nov-2013
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
Soon after he took over, the first thing President Yameen did was to take a swipe at the losing candidate Mohamed Nasheed, by declaring that “People have proved that they do not want a puppet of foreign powers.”
 
Better sense prevailed and soon he quickly made some conciliatory gestures to make up for that indiscreet statement.
 
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