Maldives

Round Two of presidential election postponed


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The Maldives Supreme Court has issued an injunction which will delay the second round of the presidential election indefinitely.

Round two of the election was due to take place this Saturday, 28th September but the court has decided that it needs more time to consider an election appeal. Qasim Ibrahim, who came in third in the first round of voting, has asked the court to annul the results of round one which took place on 7th September alleging electoral fraud.

Round two of the presidential election was to have been between Mohammed Nasheed and his nearest rival Abdulla Yameen. Former President Nasheed took 45.45% of the vote in the first round. However, Abdulla Yameen took 25.35% and Qasim Ibrahim in third place took 24.07% a difference of just 2,677 votes.

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