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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.

Nasheed Leaves Indian High Commission Building: What next?

Paper No. 5412                                    Dated 1-Mar-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

After 11days' stay inside the Indian High Commission, former President Nasheed walked out on 23rd to a cheering crowd that had assembled near the High Commission building.

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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