MOHAMED NASHEED

  • Yameen takes power in Maldives, pledges to bolster economy November 17, 2013

    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, bringing...
  • Abdulla Yameen officially named new Maldives president November 17, 2013

    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 of the...
  • Maldives polls: Unexpected defeat for Nasheed, Yameen wins November 16, 2013

    Abdulla Yameen, halfbrother of former autocratic ruler Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, on Saturday, clinched an unexpected victory in the presidential runoff elections by defeating former President Mohamed Nasheed, who had led in two recent aborted polls. The winning candidate, a 54year economist also known as Yameen Abdul Gayoom, contested as a Progressive...
  • Voting begins in Maldives presidential runoff November 16, 2013

    Male: The Maldives on Saturday began voting in the second round of the controversyridden presidential election as ousted leader Mohamed Nasheed faces a runoff 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 up...
  • Maldives President steps down ahead of runoff polls November 15, 2013

    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 controversyridden presidential polls. Waheed, who took office after the first democratically elected President, Mohamed Nasheed, resigned under duress in February 2012, had...
  • Maldives' democratic process breaks down again amid bickering November 10, 2013

    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 power...
  • Maldives gears up for presidential polls today November 9, 2013

    Male: Maldives on Friday affirmed that the controversyridden 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 a president...
  • Indian envoy's car attacked in Male October 29, 2013

    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, according...
  • Maldives presidential candidates want elections on November 2 October 28, 2013

    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 presidential...
  • Former Maldives president Nasheed faces life threat October 25, 2013

    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 expresident and they are currently in Male,...
  • Maldives sets new presidential election for November 9 October 22, 2013

    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 new...
  • Maldives poll frontrunner Nasheed says president should resign October 21, 2013

    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, looked...
  • Maldives police halt presidential vote, supporters stage sitin October 20, 2013

    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 thenpresident Mohamed Nasheed was...
  • Maldives: New presidential poll stopped by police, say officials October 19, 2013

    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 Nasheed,...
  • Maldivian SC orders fresh presidential polls before October 20 October 8, 2013

    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 had...
  • People are with MDP, says Nasheed on 2nd round of Maldives presidential polls September 9, 2013

    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 candidates...
  • India is the 'single most important country' says Mohammed Nasheed September 8, 2013

    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 music,...
  • Nasheed wins first round of Maldives' presidential election September 8, 2013

    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 results...
  • Maldives polls: Ousted President Nasheed falls short of majority in first round September 8, 2013

    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 by...
  • Maldives polls: Mohamed Nasheed may miss majority in first round September 7, 2013

    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...
  • Nasheed gets relief, trial against him stayed by HC April 1, 2013

    Male: In a major relief for former President Mohamed Nasheed, the Maldivian High Court on Monday stayed temporarily the trial against him in an abuse of power case till it decides legitimacy of the bench of the lower court. The temporary injunction was granted after Nasheed's counsel challenged the legitimacy...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 6, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hits out at the BJP calling its leadership abusive and arrogant. ...
  • Concerned over Maldives political instability: PM March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed concern over the political instability in Maldives and hoped that it will have "free, fair and credible" elections in September, which India would support. With Maldives witnessing a tussle between the Waheed government and former President Mohamed Nasheed, Singh said India wants all...
  • Maldives: Former President Nasheed a 'free man' March 6, 2013

    Male: Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed walked out of the court without being sentenced to a jail term after the hearing against him was deferred for at least four more weeks. The case was deferred on the request of his lawyers. Nasheed was produced in the court in a power abuse...
  • Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed to be produced in court today March 6, 2013

    Male/New Delhi: The political crisis continues in Maldives, taking India unawares. Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed will be produced in court on Wednesday after he was arrested by the police after a local court issued a warrant. The arrest comes less than a fortnight after Nasheed left the Indian High...
  • Maldives: Ex-President Nasheed arrested in Male March 5, 2013

    Male: Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed was on Tuesday arrested in the island country's capital Male in connection with a case of abuse of power. Nasheed will likely be produced in a court on Wednesday at 4 pm. The arrest came after a local court issued a warrant against 45-year-old Nasheed....
  • Maldives: Ex-President Nasheed detained in Male March 5, 2013

    Male: Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed was on Tuesday detained in the island country's capital Male in connection with a case of abuse of power. Nasheed is likely to be produced on Wednesday. Nasheed had left the Indian High Commission in Male, where he took refuge for 11 days, on the...
  • Growth of democracy in Maldives also in India's own interest: Nasheed March 1, 2013

    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. ...
  • Will restore GMR deal if I return to power: Maldives ex-President March 1, 2013

    Male: Former Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed spoke to CNN-IBN in his first interview to an Indian TV channel. Speaking to CNN-IBN he said that he will restore the GMR deal with Maldives Airport if he comes to power. "We will restore the deal and will do it in a transparent...
  • Maldives: Nasheed walks out of Indian High Commission February 23, 2013

    New Delhi: After 11 days of taking refuge at the Indian High Commission in Male, former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed on Saturday walked out of the mission thanking India for the hospitality and kindness it showed to him. "I have come out with the understanding that now I will be...