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Maldives: Democracy on Trial

What the persecution of political rivals means for the Maldivian democracy

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Maldives Election Fiasco: ‘Betrayal of Democracy’

  An Indian Ocean archipelago of more than 1,992 coral islands scattered across the Equator, the Maldives is known for its emerald green waters and pristine beaches. Visiting tourists usually view it as a tranquil paradise. Maldivian politics, though, have rarely been peaceful. A British protectorate until 1965, the Maldives has been under authoritarian rule for most of its post-Independence …

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