Update: Maldives’ opposition candidate declares victory

World 09/23/18, 15:39

The Latest on the Maldives' presidential election (all times local):12:25 a.m.Opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has declared victory in the Maldives' third-ever multiparty presidential elections.Independent newspaper website mihaaru.com reports that Solih has 58.3 percent of the vote, with nearly 92 percent of ballots counted.A Maldivian woman casts her vote ...

Maldives election begins amid opposition cry of unfairness

World 09/23/18, 01:46

Huge crowds flocked to closely guarded polling station on Sunday to vote in the Maldives' third multiparty presidential elections, widely seen as a referendum on the island nation's young democracy.Maldivians queue at a polling station during presidential election day in Male, Maldives, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)Both President ...

Explains: Why elections hold key for Maldives’ future

Europe 09/22/18, 21:16

The Maldives is holding its third multiparty presidential elections on Sunday. The Indian Ocean nation of 400,000 has been rife with political turmoil since democracy was introduced just a decade ago.Famed for its white sand beaches and luxury resorts, the Maldives under President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, who is seeking re-election, ...

Update: Maldives police raid opposition’s main office

World 09/22/18, 10:59

The Latest on the Maldives' presidential election (all times local):7:45 p.m.Police in the Maldives say they have raided the main campaign office of the opposition presidential candidate on the eve of an election that is seen as a referendum on whether democracy will survive in the country.A Maldivian election worker ...

Maldivian authorities assure free vote amid fears of rigging

Europe 09/22/18, 08:21

Opposition supporters in the Maldives are demanding that officials ensure a free and fair presidential election, as the country prepares to vote in an election seen as a referendum on whether democracy will stay.Maldivian election officers gather at the election commissioner's office center in Male, Maldives, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. ...

Maldives prepares for polls seen as test for young democracy

World 09/21/18, 01:59

A decade after people took to the streets to welcome democracy to the Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago, voters head to the polls on Sunday in what has become a referendum on whether democracy will stay.The Maldives' third multiparty presidential election is being held five years after incumbent President Yameen ...

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