Maldives Joint Opposition says candidate Solih won’t be an interim President but will get a full term

Maldives Joint Opposition says candidate Solih won’t be an interim President but will get a full term

Maldivian opposition alliance Presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih would get a full five year time, coalition partner Jumhoory Party (JP) said to rule out early elections. The main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) manifesto for the upcoming presidential elections had said that Solih’s government will be an interim coalition government which would pave the way for fresh elections within 18 months iMaldivian opposition alliance Presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih would get a full five year time, coalition partner Jumhoory Party (JP) said to rule out early elections.

The main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) manifesto for the upcoming presidential elections had said that Solih’s government will be an interim coalition government which would pave the way for fresh elections within 18 months in which the coalition partners will compete against each other.

Maldives Joint Opposition Presidential candidate Solih assures continuation of “growing ties” with China

Maldives Joint Opposition Presidential candidate Solih assures continuation of “growing ties” with China

The Maldivian opposition coalition backed Presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has assured that the growing ties between Maldives and China will remain intact. Responding to queries on a RaajjeTV program, the opposition presidential stressed the importance of maintaining close ties with foreign ‘partners’, and noted China is a “great ally” that has assisted significantly in the infrastructural and economic development of the island nation.

Talk of “plot” is Yameen’s way of postponing Presidential election, says opposition MDP

Talk of “plot” is Yameen’s way of postponing Presidential election, says opposition MDP

The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has said that it is seriously concerned that President Abdulla Yameen is laying the groundwork to cancel or postpone the 23 September presidential elections. On Saturday, on his Facebook page, Minister of Defense Adam Shareef Umar claimed he had uncovered a “plot to destabilise the Maldives” and ordered the police and military to be on high alert. The Minister did not make the announcement through the proper ministerial channels, nor did he reveal any evidence of the so-called plot.

Tourist arrivals in Maldives up by 10.5% in the first six months of this year

Tourist arrivals in Maldives up by 10.5% in the first six months of this year

The Maldives Tourism Ministry on Wednesday has said that over 726,000 tourists had visited the island country till June this year, recording a 10.5 percent growth compared to the same period last year. A total of 93,786 tourists visited during the month of June with China, Germany, Britain, Italy and India being the top five markets. Over 127,000 Chinese tourists have visited the Maldives so far this year. Over 127,000 Chinese tourists have visited the Maldives so far this year, reports Xinhua.

OPEC to give Maldives US$ 40 million for infrastructure projects including sanitation

OPEC to give Maldives US$ 40 million for infrastructure projects including sanitation

The Maldives is to get a US$40 million (MVR616.8 million) concessional loan from the OPEC Fund for International Development, the government said Monday as a minister took a swipe at the European Union for approving targeted sanctions because of worsening rights in the country. The loan will be used for harbour construction, airport building and setting up sewage systems.

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