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Maldives top court upholds presidential poll results, junks outgoing President Yameen's plea

President Yameen's party challenged the result, alleging vote rigging, fraud and corruption in the election process.

Maldives: President Abdulla Yameen says preparing to step down with no regrets on any decisions

In a surprise result, Abdulla Yameen lost his re-election bid last month and initially conceded defeat. Last week, however, his lawyers went to the Supreme Court, saying his supporters had complained about rigging of votes and fraudulent ballot papers.


China says Maldives President-elect assured continuation of bilateral projects

After the defeat of Yameen, Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Solih. China's Ambassador to the Maldives Zhang Lizhong also called on Solih as mark of China's support to the power transition in Male.

US warns against any attempt to undermine democratic process in Maldives

The outgoing Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the election results in which he was defeated. 

Cheer, relief in Delhi as Maldives Opposition wins Presidential polls

Solih defeated incumbent Abdulla Yameen in a dramatic election, following reports over the previous week of attempts at voter intimidation and the absence of credible international observers to monitor the poll process amid fears of rigging.

Maldives opposition urges government to ease visa rules for media

The Maldives has been beset by political instability since a police mutiny forced its first democratically elected leader, Mohamed Nasheed, out of office in 2012.


Maldives opposition selects veteran Ibrahim Solih for September presidential poll

Nasheed, Maldives' first democratically-elected leader who lives in exile in Sri Lanka, on Friday said he had decided to relinquish his presidential ticket as the national election commission ruled him illegible to run. Ibrahim Solih was first elected to parliament in 1994.

Maldives leader Ahmed Nihan denied entry, Male raises issue with New Delhi

In Male, Nihan told the local media that he was detained for four hours by the immigration authorities at Chennai International Airport on informing them that he was a member of parliament.

Maldives to lift state of emergency, charge ex-president, chief justice with bribery

Under the emergency, Yameen's administration arrested former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, the chief justice, another Supreme Court judge, and a Supreme Court administrator on allegations of attempting to overthrow the government. They have all rejected the charges.

India’s statements ignore facts, ground realities: Maldives govt

India on Wednesday had expressed “deep dismay” at Maldives’ decision to extend the state of emergency, and said it did not see any valid reason for its extension.

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Why India cares about the election in Maldives

Maldives Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s victory over incumbent president Abdulla Yameen in the country’s presidential polls on Monday was welcomed by India, which has been worried over the growing influence of China over the archipelago na