Maldives President calls for peace and prosperity in final days in office

Maldives President calls for peace and prosperity in final days in office

Colombo, Oct 17 (newsin.asia) – Maldives President, Abdulla Yameen, on Wednesday, in a second farewell speech to the nation, called upon all Maldivians to maintain peace and prosperity within the nation and urged the country’s new leadership to put the interests of the country above their own. Days after filing a legal challenge in the island’s […]

Angry supporters and opponents of Maldivian Prez Yameen clash in front of Supreme Court

Angry supporters and opponents of Maldivian Prez Yameen clash in front of Supreme Court

Opposition and ruling party supporters got into a heated argument outside the Supreme Court on Sunday, as the court heard President Abdulla Yameen’s case to annul the presidential election result.Police and military officers were seen separating supporters of the opposition coalition and President Yameen’s Progressive Party of Maldives, which began exchanging heated remarks after senior government officials and ruling party members were allowed inside the courtroom without having to wait in line.

Maldivian Opposition challenges in court Yameen’s plea to annul Presidential poll result

Maldivian Opposition challenges in court Yameen’s plea to annul Presidential poll result

The Maldivian Opposition Coalition had on Thursday filed for an intervention against the case filed by outgoing President Abdulla Yameen seeking to nullify the electoral result. The constitutional case against the presidential elections held on September 23, was accepted on Thursday by the Supreme Court, and proceedings are scheduled to begin on Sunday. The Elections Commission had already filed its submission.

Maldivian President Yameen warned about sanctions if he thwarts legitimate transfer of power

Maldivian President Yameen warned about sanctions if he thwarts legitimate transfer of power

The Maldivian President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has urged outgoing President Abdulla Yameen to heed US warnings of sanctions in the wake of his bid to annul last month’s Presidential election, Solih’s spokesperson Mariya Ahmed Didi said on Saturday.US State Department’s Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino expressed grave concern over President Yameen’s “troubling actions” to undermine the will of the Maldivian people. “Will consider appropriate measures against anyone who undermines a peaceful transition of power,” Palladino warned.

Flip-flopping in Maldivian politics makes predictions difficult

Flip-flopping in Maldivian politics makes predictions difficult

It is said that politics is the art of the possible. In other words, politics is about what is possible and opportune, and not necessarily what is best or morally right. Maldivian politics and institutional functioning exemplify this, with opportunism getting the better of other considerations. And the rampant opportunism one sees in the Maldives makes prediction of political and institutional behavior very difficult, writes P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT.

Maldives Supreme Court to hear case on Presidential election on Sunday

Maldives Supreme Court to hear case on Presidential election on Sunday

Male, Oct 12 (newsin.asia) – The Maldives Supreme Court, on Sunday, will begin hearing the legal challenge filed by the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives against last month’s presidential election, local media reported Friday. A notice on the Supreme Court website said that a hearing on the case had been scheduled at 1 p.m., local […]

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