Mohammed Nasheed

  • Yameen takes power in Maldives, pledges to bolster economy 17-11-2013 09:05 PM

    Abdulla Yameen was sworn in as Maldives president on Sunday, a day after wining a closely contested runoff election, ending nearly two years of political uncertainty that posed a threat to the Indian Ocean atoll nation's vital tourism sector. Yameen defeated former president Mohamed Nasheed with 51.6 percent of vote,...
  • Abdulla Yameen officially named new Maldives president 17-11-2013 04:56 PM

    The Maldives' Elections Commission on Sunday confirmed Abdulla Yameen, candidate of the Progressive Party, as the new president of the Indian Ocean archipelago nation. Mohammed Nasheed, former president and a contestant who was favoured to win, has at a press conference conceded his defeat. The results of the second round...
  • Maldives polls: Unexpected defeat for Nasheed, Yameen wins 16-11-2013 10:34 PM

    Abdulla Yameen, half-brother of former autocratic ruler Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, on Saturday, clinched an unexpected victory in the presidential run-off elections by defeating former President Mohamed Nasheed, who had led in two recent aborted polls. The winning candidate, a 54-year economist also known as Yameen Abdul Gayoom, contested as a...
  • Voting begins in Maldives presidential run-off 16-11-2013 01:44 PM

    Male: The Maldives on Saturday began voting in the second round of the controversy-ridden presidential election as ousted leader Mohamed Nasheed faces a run-off against his closest rival, with the poll being held under global pressure to elect a new leader and end months of political turmoil. Early voters queued...
  • Maldives President steps down ahead of run-off polls 15-11-2013 04:49 PM

    In the face of pressure from the world community, Mohamed Waheed has stepped down as President of the Maldives on the eve of the second round of the country's controversy-ridden presidential polls. Waheed, who took office after the first democratically elected President, Mohamed Nasheed, resigned under duress in February 2012,...
  • Maldives' democratic process breaks down again amid bickering 10-11-2013 11:19 AM

    The Maldives' top court delayed holding the second round of the country's presidential poll yet again on Sunday, prolonging a political crisis that has sparked international criticism over the Indian Ocean state's repeated failure to hold free elections. Mohamed Nasheed, the country's first democratically elected leader who first came to...
  • Maldives gears up for presidential polls today 09-11-2013 08:59 AM

    Male: Maldives on Friday affirmed that the controversy-ridden presidential polls set for Saturday will go ahead in order to avert a constitutional crisis. "Maldives is all geared for elections on Saturday," said Masood Imad, the spokesman for Maldivian President Mohammed Waheed. Saturday's polls will be Maldives' third attempt to elect...
  • Indian envoy's car attacked in Male 29-10-2013 07:08 AM

    The car of Indian High Commissioner Rajeev Shahare was damaged in the Maldives capital on Monday evening when assailants smashed the windscreen with a rock. The envoy was not in the car at the time. The car was attacked outside the Indian High Commission. The envoy and staff are safe,...
  • Maldives presidential candidates want elections on November 2 28-10-2013 01:37 PM

    All three presidential candidates in the Maldives have agreed to hold presidential election a week early on November 2 to avoid a constitutional crisis, media reports said in Male on Monday. The three presidential candidates have agreed to propose to the Elections Commission to hold the first round of the...
  • Former Maldives president Nasheed faces life threat 25-10-2013 09:06 PM

    Former Maldivian president and presidential election front runner Mohamed Nasheed is facing life threats from Al Qaeda agents, his office said on Friday. In a statement, Nasheed's office said two Al Qaeda agents have been put on the job for an attack on the ex-president and they are currently in...
  • Maldives sets new presidential election for November 9 22-10-2013 08:50 AM

    Male: Maldives officials rescheduled the country's presidential election for November 9 after police prevented the scheduled vote this past weekend due to a conflict with a Supreme Court ruling. While the new schedule may break through a political stalemate and reassure this troubled young democracy, it may not produce a...
  • Maldives poll frontrunner Nasheed says president should resign 21-10-2013 11:19 AM

    Maldives poll frontrunner Nasheed says president should resign The frontrunner in the Maldives presidential elections called for the current leader to resign on Sunday, a day after the vote was halted by police. Former president Mohamed Nasheed, who was ousted by police, military forces and armed demonstrators in February 2012,...
  • Maldives police halt presidential vote, supporters stage sit-in 20-10-2013 09:54 AM

    Male: Maldives police forced a halt to a presidential election on Saturday, in what the leading candidate's supporters said was a new coup as he called on them to block the streets in protest. The Indian Ocean archipelago which has been in turmoil since February 2012, when then-president Mohamed Nasheed...
  • Maldives: New presidential poll stopped by police, say officials 19-10-2013 11:19 AM

    Male: Maldives police have stopped a fresh presidential poll that was to be held on Saturday, the archipelago's Election Commission said, despite a court ruling that the poll could go ahead. The Indian Ocean chain of tropical holiday islands has been in turmoil since February 2012 when former president Mohamed...
  • Maldivian SC orders fresh presidential polls before October 20 08-10-2013 08:57 PM

    Male: The Maldives must hold a fresh round of presidential polls before October 20, the Supreme Court has ruled while annulling the first phase as the government on Tuesday appealed to all parties to support new elections. The verdict is a major blow to former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed who...
  • People are with MDP, says Nasheed on 2nd round of Maldives presidential polls 09-09-2013 05:32 PM

    Male: Campaigning started with new vigour in Maldives on Monday for the presidential run-off between Mohamed Nasheed and his nearest rival Abdulla Yameen, who formed an alliance with other parties to defeat the former president. The run-off between top two candidates on September 28 became necessary as none of the...
  • India is the 'single most important country' says Mohammed Nasheed 08-09-2013 06:35 PM

    In a strong message of friendship, former President Mohammed Nasheed, on Sunday, asserted the India is the "single most important country" for Maldivian people. "I think our neighbour India is probably the single most important country for Maldivian people... We come from the same stock, we listen to the same...
  • Nasheed wins first round of Maldives' presidential election 08-09-2013 10:35 AM

    Male: Former President Mohammed Nasheed has emerged as a clear leader in the first round of the Maldives' presidential election receiving 45 per cent votes but fell short of an outright majority resulting in another round of run-off between top two candidates scheduled later month. The Election Commission here announced...
  • Maldives polls: Ousted President Nasheed falls short of majority in first round 08-09-2013 07:37 AM

    The first democratically elected president of the Maldives, who was ousted from power in 2012, faces a runoff after falling short of a clear majority in the first round of Indian Ocean archipelago's presidential election. And Mohamed Nasheed, who received 45 per cent of the vote in Saturday's election contested...
  • Maldives polls: Mohamed Nasheed may miss majority in first round 07-09-2013 11:50 PM

    Male: Former President Mohamed Nasheed on Saturday led the first round of the Maldives' presidential election but might miss the crucial 50 per cent mark by a whisker, making a run-off between the top two candidates imminent. According to trends from the Election Commission, 45-year-old Nasheed, who had to resign...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 06-03-2013 11:57 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hits out at the BJP calling its leadership abusive and arrogant. ...
  • Growth of democracy in Maldives also in India's own interest: Nasheed 01-03-2013 05:17 PM

    Former president of Maldives Mohammed Nasheed said that the situation was precarious in Maldives and that he was worried at what turn it will take next. ...