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 […]
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.
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.
Cultural anthropologist Dr.Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai looks at the various traditional grass mats of South Asia to bring out their aesthetic value, and the various materials and techniques that are used in their manufacture.
The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), which is the largest opposition party in the Maldives, had stated in its manifesto for the September 23 Presidential election, that the Presidential system will be replaced by the Westminster-style parliamentary system, according to Hamid Abdul Ghafoor, International spokesman for the MDP.
Maldives assures that Presidential election will be held as scheduled and that it will be free and fair
Maldives is confident that, as in the past, the September 23 , 2018 Presidential election would be held in a cordial and peaceful environment, a government statement said in response to international anxiety over whether the election will be held and whether it will be free and fair.
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.
With the Presidential election due in a little more than a month, the ruling Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) led by President Abdulla Yameen, appears to be stepping up its nationalist rhetoric to contrast with the internationalism of the opposition coalition led by the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP).
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.
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.