Mohamed Waheed

  • Maldives leader appoints niece as foreign minister 19-11-2013 08:20 PM

    New Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen has appointed his niece, the daughter of former autocratic ruler Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, as the Foreign Minister, reviving the powerful family's influence over the country's politics. Dhunya Maumoon, 43, was appointed as the Foreign Minister along with five other ministers on Sunday, shortly after Yameen...
  • 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 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...
  • Maldives: SC annuls 1st round of presidential polls, calls for fresh elections 08-10-2013 07:25 AM

    In a significant decision which may escalate the political turmoil in Maldives, the country's Supreme Court on Monday declared as null and void the first round of presidential polls in which former president Mohammed Nasheed emerged as the winner. The apex court also directed that fresh polls must be held...
  • 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. ...
  • Maldives apologises over anti-India remark 11-11-2012 05:52 PM

    Male: Seeking to mollify New Delhi after intemperate anti-India remarks by a key presidential aide, Maldives has given profound apology as a USD 514-million airport project carried out by Indian company GMR became a target of political football in Male. Immediately after the remarks were made by Abbas Adil Riza...