Tag Archives: Maumoon Abdul Gayoom

Maldives Democracy Comes Full Circle?

The coalition of ruling party Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) has won majority in the parliamentary elections in the Maldives. The tiny Indian Ocean nation went to polls on March 22.   The Maldivian Democratic Party, whose nominee, Mohamed Nasheed, was elected President in the first multi-party elections in 2008, won only 24 seats of the People’s Majlis, the Maldives’ Parliament. …

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Maldives Democracy Kidnapped

On 7 September 2013, 88 percent of the Maldivian electorate turned out to vote in the country’s second ever democratic election. In the glorious Saturday sunshine, over 200,000 people headed to over 400 polling stations on over 200 islands scattered across the Indian Ocean to vote for one of four candidates. Hundreds of Maldivians did the same in Sri Lanka, …

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Maldives Gets A Second Chance At Democracy

By securing the largest vote-share in the September 7 election, deposed President (of Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean) Mohamed Nasheed has re-established his popular credentials. But he still has to complete an uphill trek before he can move back into the Muliaage (the official residence of Maldives President). Nineteen months after their first democratically elected leader was …

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