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Maldives Throws a Surprise in Presidential Elections:

Paper No. 5604                      Dated 17-Nov-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

Though not totally unexpected, Maldives threw a surprise in electing Abdullah Yameen in the run off to the presidential elections held on November 16, 2013.

The elections saw an unprecedented polling of close to 90.3 percent with the PPM candidate Abdulla Yameen securing 110,371 votes ( 51.61 percent) as against Mohamad Nasheed of MDP gathering 48.39 percent with 103,500 votes.

Maldives: Disturbing Trends since the First Round of Presidential Elections:

Paper No. 5573              Dated 2-Oct-2013
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
As expected, developments since the first round of elections that  went off smoothly have been very disturbing.  The Indian Foreign Minister rightly pointed out that India is “disappointed and distressed” over the situation. 
 

Maldives: Presidential Elections: Nasheed goes it alone in Run off:

Paper No. 5557                       Date 11-Sep-2013
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 
In his first response to the results of the first round of  elections, Nasheed of MDP declared that the party has resumed the campaign activities to garner some “few thousand” additional votes to guarantee a win in the second round.
 
In another connection, the party members indicated that an additional 2 to 3 thousand votes would  make the difference.  
 

Maldives: Elections: A Second round becomes necessary:

Paper No. 5555                                     Dated  8-Sep-2013
 
Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Though the results of the Presidential Elections have not been formally announced, it is seen that Nasheed of the MDP obtained 95,224 votes out of 211850 votes polled.  This comes to 45.45 percent and thus short of a fifty percent votes to prevent a runoff.
 

Maldives: The Judiciary Needs a Thorough Cleanup:

Paper No. 5509                               Dated 14-June-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

The judiciary continues to be the weakest link in Maldives in its march towards democracy.  Except for the opposition MDP, no other political party appears to be concerned by the poor performance of the judiciary.  What is more, the Judicial commission which is supposed to be the “Watch Dog” over functioning of the judiciary appears to be highly politicised.

Maldives: Nasheed Gets a Reprieve:

Paper No. 5453        Dated 8-Apr-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

On an appeal filed by the team of lawyers defending Nasheed’s case, the Chief Judge of the High Court, Ahmed Shareef ordered the special court formed to try former President Nasheed’s case to halt the trial until it decides on the legitimacy of the panel of judges appointed to examine the case.

Maldives: Keeping Nasheeed Alive

Paper No. 5417                                    Dated 5-Mar-2013

By B.Raman

India has a moral obligation to see that former President Mohammad Nasheed, who was arrested by Maldivian Commandoes on March 5,2013, in alleged response to a court order to face trial in a case pending against him, remains alive and is not shown by the Maldivian Government of President Mohammad Waheed as killed in an encounter while trying to escape from custody.

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