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Maldives: Government camp goes ballistic against ‘India Out’ campaign but issues remain
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Maldives: Government camp goes ballistic against ‘India Out’ campaign but issues remain

With the Southern Command of the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force located respectively at Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram, in southern-most Kerala, New Delhi would not require any military base of any kind in Maldives

Maldives: Where is Abdulla Yameen’s ‘India Out’ campaign heading?
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Maldives: Where is Abdulla Yameen’s ‘India Out’ campaign heading?

The Opposition campaign led by Abdulla Yameen, after he came out of prison, has upset, if not unnerved, the Indian community in the Maldives

Maldives election: President Ibrahim Solih's thumping victory a positive for India, but dark clouds hover in distance
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Maldives election: President Ibrahim Solih's thumping victory a positive for India, but dark clouds hover in distance

The result of the recent election in the Maldives is likely to make a lot of politicians green with envy. From all accounts, it's a landslide win for President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed marks political comeback with landslide win in parliamentary election
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Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed marks political comeback with landslide win in parliamentary election

Election officials estimated the final turnout in Maldives to be between 70 and 80 percent, down from the 89 percent recorded at the September presidential election which unexpectedly toppled Yameen.

Maldives Supreme Court bars reinstatement of dozen Opposition lawmakers as power tussle continues
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Maldives Supreme Court bars reinstatement of dozen Opposition lawmakers as power tussle continues

Maldives has faced political upheaval since February, when Yameen imposed a state of emergency to annul a Supreme Court ruling that quashed convictions of nine opposition leaders. But he lost his re-election bid last month, and the opposition has been trying to reclaim political ground ever since.

Maldives election commission declares Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winner; police and military to uphold result
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Maldives election commission declares Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winner; police and military to uphold result

The Election Commission of Maldives on Saturday officially declared Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winner of the country’s national election

Maldives' president-elect Mohamed Solih invites Narendra Modi to attend his swearing-in ceremony on 17 November
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Maldives' president-elect Mohamed Solih invites Narendra Modi to attend his swearing-in ceremony on 17 November

Mohamed Solih, the Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party's candidate, emerged victorious over incumbent President Abdulla Yameen.

China congratulates new Maldives president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, hopes for 'enabling environment' for business
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China congratulates new Maldives president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, hopes for 'enabling environment' for business

A wary China on Tuesday hoped the Maldives' new government will provide an "enabling environment" to the Chinese companies.

Maldives Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidential election in surprise victory
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Maldives Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidential election in surprise victory

Maldives' Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared victory early Monday in the country's contentious presidential election.

Maldives presidential polls: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih defeats 'pro-China' Yameen; all you need to know about Opposition leader
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Maldives presidential polls: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih defeats 'pro-China' Yameen; all you need to know about Opposition leader

Maldives Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won Sunday's presidential vote after securing 58.3 percent of the popular vote.

Maldives gets new president: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih gives India a good opportunity to mend bilateral relations
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Maldives gets new president: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih gives India a good opportunity to mend bilateral relations

India should take care that bureaucratic norms don’t delay getting a firm foot into the archipelago. The Maldives is not known for sustained democratic exercises.

Maldives presidential polls: Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih defeats Abdulla Yameen, wins 58.3% of vote
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Maldives presidential polls: Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih defeats Abdulla Yameen, wins 58.3% of vote

Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Maldives' presidential election, results showed Monday, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen, following a campaign observers said was rigged in the strongman's favour.

Maldives presidential election: Voting begins amid fears of rigging; results should be rejected, says ex-president Mohamed Nasheed
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Maldives presidential election: Voting begins amid fears of rigging; results should be rejected, says ex-president Mohamed Nasheed

Voting began in a controversial presidential election in the Maldives on Sunday, amid fears that the process has been rigged in China-friendly strongman Abdulla Yameen's favour.

Maldives crisis: President Abdulla Yameen turns down UN chief Antonio Guterres' offer of mediation
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Maldives crisis: President Abdulla Yameen turns down UN chief Antonio Guterres' offer of mediation

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has turned down UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' offer to mediate between him and the opposition in the ongoing political crisis

Maldives crisis: India must consider military option in Male, can't afford Chinese vassal state in backyard
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Maldives crisis: India must consider military option in Male, can't afford Chinese vassal state in backyard

India must take stock and understand the game China is playing in Maldives, and not rule out military intervention from its basket of tools to mitigate a tricky situation in our neighbourhood

Maldives crisis: Police arrests chief justice on corruption charges; Opposition terms Emergency 'unconstitutional'
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Maldives crisis: Police arrests chief justice on corruption charges; Opposition terms Emergency 'unconstitutional'

The unprecedented incident took place just hours after President Abdulla Yameen had declared a state of emergency after refusing to comply with the supreme court's Thursday order to release political dissidents.

Maldivian government resisting Supreme Court order to free political prisoners, alleges Opposition
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Maldivian government resisting Supreme Court order to free political prisoners, alleges Opposition

The Maldivian Opposition accused President Abdulla Yameen of resisting local and international pressure to comply with a landmark Supreme Court order to free nine political prisoners

Maldives parliament blockade: Nations urge Male to restore legislature's independence
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Maldives parliament blockade: Nations urge Male to restore legislature's independence

After Maldivian troops blockaded parliament and clashed with opposition leaders for two days, foreign governments urged Maldives to restore the legislature's independence,

Maldives Parliament blockade: Maldivian Democratic Party stopped from entering heavily guarded complex
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Maldives Parliament blockade: Maldivian Democratic Party stopped from entering heavily guarded complex

Maldivian troops blockaded Parliament, clashed with opposition leaders for the second day, witnesses said, as political turmoil escalated in the troubled honeymoon islands.

Former Maldives V-P Ahmed Adeeb jailed for 10 years on terrorism charge
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Former Maldives V-P Ahmed Adeeb jailed for 10 years on terrorism charge

Former Maldives vice-president Ahmed Adeeb was jailed for 10 years on a terrorism charge, after ex-leader Mohamed Nasheed was granted asylum in Britain.