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 […]

Maldivian Supreme Court admits Yameen’s petition,asks Elections Commission to respond on Oct. 13

Maldivian Supreme Court admits Yameen’s petition,asks Elections Commission to respond on Oct. 13

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.

Maldives Prez Yameen’s bid to cling to power despite crushing electoral defeat

Maldives Prez Yameen’s bid to cling to power despite crushing electoral defeat

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.

Maldivian Prez-elect asks interim government not to initiate new projects

Maldivian Prez-elect asks interim government not to initiate new projects

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.

Maldivian Elections Commission officials deny charge of rigging Presidential poll

Maldivian Elections Commission officials deny charge of rigging Presidential poll

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.