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Majlis elections: JP Gasim satisfied with results, but says vote-splitting cost greater gains thumbnail

Majlis elections: JP Gasim satisfied with results, but says vote-splitting cost greater gains

“We saw PPM challenge slots that the coalition had granted to us. And then right after that, Adhaalath Party – who used to work very closely with us – also went out and contested. They said that they will contest in the 28 constituencies that were given to us,” said Gasim.


Majlis elections: “The people trust us, despite being recently formed”, says MDA thumbnail

Majlis elections: “The people trust us, despite being recently formed”, says MDA

“If one works with sincerity, they will be accepted by the public. The fact that many popular existing parliamentarians failed to get re-elected shows that the public closely observes the work done in parliament,” said Maldives Development Alliance Deputy Leader Ahmed Amir.


DhiFM Plus asked to publicly apologise for upside down pictures thumbnail

DhiFM Plus asked to publicly apologise for upside down pictures

The Broadcasting Commission has asked private media outlet DhiFM Plus to issue an apology for broadcasting an upside down picture of former Elections Commissioner. MBC has requested the apology be displayed between 8pm and 10pm before March 26.


Majlis elections: Undue influence, bribery, and disilussionment led to losses, says MDP thumbnail

Majlis elections: Undue influence, bribery, and disilussionment led to losses, says MDP

Citing governmental and business influence alongside a lack of faith in the democratic process as potential reasons for the party’s poor performance, senior members of the Maldivian Democratic Party have discussed their disappointment at yesterday’s results as well as the potential need for internal reform.


Majlis elections: “Maldivians have said yes to President Yameen’s strong leadership” – Foreign Minister thumbnail

Majlis elections: “Maldivians have said yes to President Yameen’s strong leadership” – Foreign Minister

Both Dunya and Tourism Minister Ahmed Adeeb have interpreted the coalition’s election victory as a clear show of support for President Yameen and his half-brother former President Gayoom. Dunya also urged the world to take note of Maldivians determination to resist foreign interference.


Majlis elections: “Money politics threatens to hijack democratic process”, says Transparency Maldives thumbnail

Majlis elections: “Money politics threatens to hijack democratic process”, says Transparency Maldives

“Admissions about illegal activities such as this are usually underreported in surveys. TM’s long-term observation indicates that vote buying may be even more widespread in the parliamentary elections than other elections,” TM said in a statement today.


People’s Majlis elections 2014 thumbnail

People’s Majlis elections 2014

Preliminary reports suggest a clear victory for the governing Progressive Coalition. The Elections Commission will announce its provisional results later today.


Government owed over MVR250 million in unpaid dividends, audit reveals thumbnail

Government owed over MVR250 million in unpaid dividends, audit reveals

The auditor general recommended taking action against officials at the Finance Ministry for spending MVR858.6 million (US$55.6 million) out of the budget code assigned for providing capital to government-owned corporations to cover recurrent expenditures and pay salaries for board members and staff.


JP member files case seeking Majlis elections delay thumbnail

JP member files case seeking Majlis elections delay

Citing Article 168 of the constitution, JP Youth Wing President Moosa Anwar claims the polls should not proceed without a five-member Elections Commission. He has also called for the dismissal of the Majlis speaker and deputy for their criticism of Supreme Court decisions.


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