Malé — Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed who was the front-runner at Saturday`s run-off elections appeared set for a shock defeat, initial results showed. Nasheed secured 48.3 percent of the vote with his main challenger, Abdulla Yameen, leading with 51.6 percent with only about a tenth
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Source:The Hindu BusinessLine - Voting began in the Maldives early Saturday to elect the country’s next president, and bring an end to a period of political instability for the island nation.“Polling commenced without any major incidents overnight,” a spokesman for the Election Commissioner
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Source:The Hindu BusinessLine - Closely monitoring the situation in Maldives, the US has said that its interest is in a government transition that reflects the will of the people.“Our position has not changed — we continue to watch the situation closely and to voice our support for both elections
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