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Maldives: Election Trends.

Paper No. 5552           Dated 30-Aug-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

The Election Commission has finally announced the final list of eligible voters and this comes to a figure of 239, 593. Though a few are still left out, most of the names that were sought to be included have been accommodated.

The second round (if necessitated) of presidential elections will take place on October 28 and the new president will be taking over on November 11.

Maldives: ACC Report on GMR Deal and other Issues

Paper No. 5520                    Dated 3-July-2013
 
Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
The GMR Deal:
 
On 17th of June and three years after the case was filed, the Anti Corruption Commission of Maldives concluded that no corruption was involved in the bid evaluation phase of the GMR deal of the international airport at Male.
 

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 Turning Into a Terrorist Haven

Paper No. 5503                                    Dated 03-Jun-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

On May 21, the Chief of Maldivian Defence Force, Maj.Gen. Ahmed Shiyam said there were threats of terrorism in the country, adding they had confirmed reports that some Maldivian youths had joined foreign terrorist groups and several of them were untraceable. 

Maldives: Islam being used as a political tool in the Presidential Elections?

Paper No. 5499                            Dated 27-May-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

It is very unfortunate that almost all the political parties except the MDP are using religion as a political tool to keep former president Nasheed from winning the presidential elections this September.  Their main thrust in the election campaign is that all the parties are out to save Islam from Nasheed and his MDP!

Maldives: India Should Monitor the Developments Closely.

Paper No. 5438                      Dated 26-Mar-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

Nasheed Rearrested:

In less than two days of leaving the premises of the Indian High Commission, former president Nasheed was arrested by the authorities and taken to the hoonidhoo detention camp for producing him the next evening at the court of Hulhulumale.

Maldives: High Drama in Male Continues:

 

Paper No. 5400      Dated 19-Feb-2013

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

As expected the situation in Male is getting messy and there appears to be no end to the high drama created when former President Nasheed sought refuge in the Indian High Commission to avoid an arrest warrant against him issued by the Hulhulu male Magistrate’s Court.

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