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Maldives Supreme Court upholds presidential poll results in unanimous judgment

Oct 21 2018

MALE The Supreme Court of the Maldives on Sunday upheld the results of last month's presidential election in an unanimous judgment after President Abdulla Yameen challenged his own defeat in the poll.

Maldives opposition supporters protest as court reviews election challenge

Oct 14 2018

MALE Hundreds of Maldivians protested on Sunday demanding the arrest of defeated President Abdulla Yameen as its top court began to hear a petition challenging the outcome of last's month election in the island nation.

Maldives' defeated Yameen challenges result of presidential poll

Oct 10 2018

COLOMBO The president of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen, filed a petition in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, challenging his defeat in last's month election in the island nation, which has been in political upheaval since the declaration of emergency this year.

Maldives court bars reinstatement of deputies as power tussle goes on

Oct 04 2018

MALE Maldives's Supreme Court cancelled an order on Thursday to reinstate a dozen opposition lawmakers, the latest development in president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's attempts to wrest control of parliament from outgoing president Abdulla Yameen.

Maldives court grants bail to ex-leader Gayoom after Yameen's defeat

Sep 30 2018

MALE The Maldives High Court granted former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom bail on Sunday, making him the latest jailed opponent of President Abdulla Yameen to win freedom since Yameen lost a re-election bid a week ago.

Maldives election body endorses opposition leader Solih's victory amid threats

Sep 29 2018

MALE The Elections Commission of Maldives on Saturday officially declared opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winner of the country's national election, defeating president Abdulla Yameen who had sought a delay in publication of the final results.

Maldives police and military say will uphold vote result

Sep 26 2018

MALE The police and military in the Maldives said on Wednesday they will uphold the result of an election in which opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih beat President Abdulla Yameen.

Opposition victory in Maldives deals potential blow to China

Sep 24 2018

MALE The opposition was awarded victory in the Maldives presidential election on Monday, in a possible setback for China as the new leaders of the Indian Ocean archipelago nation aim to review major projects agreed with the outgoing administration.

Opposition victory in Maldives deals potential blow to China

Sep 24 2018

MALE The opposition was awarded victory in the Maldives presidential election on Monday, in a possible setback for China as the new leaders of the Indian Ocean archipelago nation aim to review major projects agreed with the outgoing administration.

Tropical Maldives heads to polls amid criticism over fairness of vote

Sep 19 2018

MALE/COLOMBO More than a quarter of a million people will vote on Sunday for the next leader of the tropical Maldives in an election criticized internationally for a lack of transparency and suppression of government critics.

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