M7 Print Pvt Ltd, the firm that printed the ballots for the September 23 Presidential Election, has filed a case with the police about members of the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) allegedly offering bribes to company staff to give false evidence in the court about election rigging.
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 […]
Contradicting its earlier stand, the Elections Commission is now saying that the resignation of the 12 MPs could be deemed to be valid only when they were accepted by their party, the Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM). Date of submission of resignation cannot be the decisive factor.
The Maldivian Supreme Court Wednesday night admitted the constitutional case filed by President Abdulla Yameen against the validity of the September 23 Presidential election results. According to Chief Elections Commissioner, Ahmed Shareef, the Supreme Court had held a preliminary hearing on Thursday where the Elections Commission was asked to respond before 11 am on Saturday.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the PPM said that the decision to seek legal recourse through the Supreme Court and the High Court was taken in accordance with the relevant articles of the Elections Act which said that elections related complaints could be probed only through a court order.
On the one hand, Ahmed Shareef and his four commissioners are hounded by incumbent President Abdulla Yameen, who was resoundingly defeated by the coalition candidate, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, in the September 23 Presidential election. On the other hand, they are disregarded, if not despised, by the Joint Opposition for having been a lackey of Yameen.
Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, who was convincingly defeated by the Joint Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the September 23 Presidential election, is trying every trick in the book to stick to power by nullifying the result. Yameen has time until October 12 to lodge complaints against the result. And will be in power till November 17 (when his term officially ends) to do all the follow up work.
The Maldivian President-Elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has requested the incumbent government not to start any new projects as the transitional process is still on following the September 23 Presidential election. The request was made in a letter sent to the Finance Minister Ahmed Munawar by the Director General of Transition Ahmed Latheef on behalf of President-Elect Solih, The Edition reported.
It did not take Yameen long to challenge the election result. But to everyone’s surprise, he blamed for his defeat, the Elections Commissioners and their chairperson Ahmed Shareef, who were considered close to him. Shareef had been Secretary General of the PPM, writes P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT.
Maldivian Elections Commission (EC) officials on Thursday categorically denied President Abdulla Yameen’s allegation that the September 23 Presidential election was rigged by the Chairman of the EC Ahmed Shareef and his staff to enable the Joint Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohammed Solih to win.
The officials, who did not want to be identified, said that the entire process of casting and counting of votes had taken place in full view of the competing political parties and international observers and there had been no objections. “International observers had declared the election to have been free and fair,” one of them recalled.