Maldivian joint opposition candidate disapproves of Swamy’s call for an Indian invasion

Maldivian joint opposition candidate disapproves of Swamy’s call for an Indian invasion

Male, August 27 (Avas): In response to a tweet by India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy advocating an Indian invasion of the Maldives if the result of the upcoming presidential election is manipulated, the Joint opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said that the Maldives’ sovereignty and freedom are “too precious” to be […]

India distances itself from Swamy’s demand for invasion of Maldives

India distances itself from Swamy’s demand for invasion of Maldives

Responding to a question over Swamy’s Tweet, India’s external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar insisted that the Tweet was the personal view of the Indian politician. “The opinion expressed by Dr. Swamy in his tweet is personal. It does not reflect the views of the Government of India,” the official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

Maldivian election is a contest between constitutional change and economic development

Maldivian election is a contest between constitutional change and economic development

In the Maldivian Presidential election to be held on September 23, the contest is between the need for a sweeping change in the country’s constitution to make it more democratic on the one hand, and on the other, the need for rapid economic development under stable and orderly conditions, even if these conditions do not accord with notions of democracy prevalent in the West. 

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.