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  • Maldives urged to uphold democratic values

    Maldives urged to uphold democratic values

    The UK on Wednesday led a new wave of international criticism of the Maldives after the Supreme Court sacked Election Commissioner Fuad Thaufeeg and his deputy Ahmed Fayaz two weeks before polls, questioning its commitment to democracy.

    March 13, 2014
  • CMAG removes Maldives from agenda

    CMAG removes Maldives from agenda

    Following the inauguration of Maldives' new president Abdulla Yamin on Sunday, the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) removed the country from its formal agenda.

    November 17, 2013
  • EU warns Maldives of 'appropriate measures'

    EU warns Maldives of 'appropriate measures'

    The European Union on Wednesday it was ready to consider 'appropriate measures' if there is any further delay in the conclusion of the Maldives presidential elections.

    November 14, 2013 1 comment
  • "People more important to me than CMAG"

    "People more important to me than CMAG"

    The Maldivian people are more important than the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG), president Mohamed Waheed Hassan stressed Wednesday.

    November 13, 2013 2 comments
  • CMAG places Maldives on agenda

    CMAG places Maldives on agenda

    Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) on Wednesday has placed Maldives in its formal agenda after the country failed to elect a new president before the constitutional deadline of November 11.

    November 13, 2013
  • CW to take decision over Maldives crisis

    CW to take decision over Maldives crisis

    The Commonwealth said it will launch a probe Wednesday into the political chaos in the Maldives, which is also a member of the 53-member bloc, and will take an "appropriate decision".

    November 13, 2013
  • Canada questions legitimacy of incumbent govt

    Canada questions legitimacy of incumbent govt

    As the term of president Mohamed Waheed Hassan has expired, there are now serious questions surrounding the legitimacy of the interim incumbent government, Canadian government said Monday.

    November 12, 2013
  • Waheed's decision endangers right to vote: US

    Waheed's decision endangers right to vote: US

    Outgoing president Mohamed Waheed Hassan's decision to remain past the legal mandate of his presidency has endangered the Maldivian people's right to elect a leader of their choice, the United States government said Monday.

    November 12, 2013
  • Speaker informs pres Waheed of mandate expiry

    Speaker informs pres Waheed of mandate expiry

    Parliament speaker Abdulla Shahid has informed caretaker president Mohamed Waheed Hassan that his mandate had expired after the country failed to hold elections on time.

    November 11, 2013
  • CW dismayed by Waheed's decision to stay on

    CW dismayed by Waheed's decision to stay on

    The Commonwealth on Sunday expressed dismay at the decision by outgoing president Mohamed Waheed Hassan to remain in office despite the end of his term at midnight on Sunday.

    November 11, 2013
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