(Corrects percentages in paragraph 2 to 25.35 pct from 25.32
and to 24.07 pct from 21.07 pct)
COLOMBO, Sept 8 Former Maldivian leader Mohamed
Nasheed will face a run-off election on Sept. 28 after his win
in the presidential poll ended without a majority, Election
Commissioner Fuwad Thowfeek said on Sunday.
Thowfeek told a media briefing Nasheed secured 45.45 percent
of the total votes polled, while his rival Abdulla Yameen won
25.35 percent. Gasim Ibrahim, a resort tycoon, secured 24.07
percent and the incumbent president Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik
was able to get only 5.13 percent.
He confirmed that the Maldives would hold a run-off election
on Sept. 28 between Nasheed and Yameen.
Nasheed was forced to resign in 2012 after mutinying police
and military forces armed opposition demonstrators and gave him
(Reporting by J.J. Robinson in Male; Writing by Shihar Aneez in
Colombo; Editing by Eric Walsh)