British official: Future Maldives elections should not be delayed

LONDON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Local and parliamentary elections in Maldives shouldn't be subject to the same delays that tarnished the country's presidential vote, a British official said.

Maldives president sworn in after upset election win

MALE, Maldives, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The new president of the Maldives vowed to improve the stability of the Indian Ocean nation's tourism industry in his inaugural address Sunday.

Runoff election to choose next president of Maldives

MALE, Maldives, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Abdulla Yameen, half-brother of a man who ruled the Maldives for three decades, has been elected the country's president, beating out the expected victor.

Second round of Maldivian voting delayed

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Maldivians waited a long time to vote in weekend presidential elections and shouldn't have to endure delays with a second round of voting, the U.N. chief said.

Maldives Supreme Court delays presidential run-off

MALE, Maldives, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Maldivians' third attempt to elect a president is on hold after no candidate won a majority Saturday and the Supreme Court postponed Sunday's run-off.

Maldives draws fire for election delays

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Legal challenges to the presidential election are getting in the way of democratic processes in the Maldivian political system, the British government said.

U.N. rights chief blasts Maldivian courts

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The level of Maldivian high court interference in the political process is alarming, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Wednesday.

New date for Maldives presidential election set for Nov. 9

MALE, Maldives, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Maldives election commission officials announced they rescheduled the presidential election for Nov. 9 after the last one was halted by police.

Ban asks Maldivians to stay calm in wake of disrupted election

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was frustrated by a disruption in a presidential contest in Maldives and called on all parties to remain calm.

U.N. secretary-general voices concern over Maldives election

MALE, Maldives, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The United Nations urged presidential elections be held soon in Maldives, as the political situation on the Indian Ocean island nation remained unclear Monday.

Police halt Maldives presidential election

MALE, Maldives, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Police in the Maldives blocked voting Saturday in the country's presidential election by stopping the distribution of election materials, officials say.

Maldives president bows out of election

MALE, Maldives, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- President Mohamed Waheed of the Maldives has withdrawn from the presidential election after a poor showing in the first -- and annulled -- round of voting.

Maldives Supreme Court annuls election results

MALE, Maldives, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The Maldives Supreme Court has annulled the results of the country's first round of presidential elections, officials said Monday.

Union threatens strike if Maldives election postponed

MALE, Maldives, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A union representing 5,000 resort employees in the Maldives said it will call a strike to protest postponement of the second round of the presidential election.

Protests in Maldives after Supreme Court postpones election runoff

MALE, Maldives, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Protests sprang up in the Maldives capital of Male after the Supreme Court postponed a runoff presidential election while it decides an elections fraud case.

Nasheed fails to win majority, forcing run-off in Maldives election

MALE, Maldives, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Mohamed Nasheed moved a step closer to reclaiming the presidency of the Maldives Saturday, leading the election field but failing to win a majority.

Trial delayed for Maldives ex-president

MALE, Maldives, March 6 (UPI) -- A court in the Maldives agreed Wednesday to postpone former President Mohamed Nasheed's trial for four weeks.

Former Maldives president arrested

MALE, Maldives, March 5 (UPI) -- Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives, was arrested Tuesday in what was viewed as an attempt to prevent him from running for office.

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Ex-Maldives president exits embassy

MALE, Maldives, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed left the Indian Embassy in Male Saturday, ending a 10-day stay to evade an arrest warrant.

Nasheed faces arrest warrant in Maldives

MALE, Maldives, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, facing an arrest warrant, walked into the Indian Embassy but may be free for now.

Nasheed arrested for skipping trial

FARES-MAATHODAA, Maldives, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Police arrested former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed Monday for failing to show up for his corruption trial, officials said.

Maldives lawmaker stabbed to death

MALE, Maldives, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A 46-year-old lawmaker from the Maldives' ruling party was fatally stabbed outside his home in the capital of Male, a party spokesman said.

Maldives' Nasheed misses 1st day of trial

MALE, Maldives, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed skipped the first day of his abuse of power trial Monday, the Maldivian online news source Haveeru reported.

Maldives to investigate February coup

LONDON, June 6 (UPI) -- The British government said it welcomed the establishment of a commission of inquiry in Maldives to prove the events of a February regime change.
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