Bangladesh will lift the ban on worker migration to the Maldives after a government delegation was sent to investigate allegations of fraudulent recruitment, forced labour and migrant unemployment.
Incumbent ministers retired Colonel Mohamed Nazim was reappointed to the post of Minister of Defense and National Security, Abdulla Jihad as Minister of Finance and Treasury, Ahmed Adheeb as Minister of Tourism, Ameen Ibrahim as Minister of Transport and Communication and Dunya Maumoon as Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Parliament has inaugurated Abdulla Yameen as the sixth President of the Maldives, bringing to a close months of political uncertainty over delayed, annulled and obstructed presidential polls.
Speaking at a press conference, the commissioner commended the police force for their “exemplary performance” in ensuring that elections proceeded smoothly.
Nasheed handsomely won all the major population centers, resorts and foreign boxes. However, it is clear from the results that there is still another Maldives. A more isolated, isolationist, xenophobic and paranoid Maldives that is still susceptible to dangerous emotive politics, writes Yameen Rasheed.
Provisional results from the Election Commission show Maldivians have voted to return to power the family of the Maldives’ former 30 year autocracy, giving a democratic mandate to Progressive Party of the Maldives candidate Abdulla Yameen.
PPM candidate Abdulla Yameen has won the presidential run-off with preliminary reports giving him just under 52 percent of the vote. His MDP rival Mohamed Nasheed has accepted defeat, pledging to now provide an example of an opposition party loyal to the state.
“Everything is in order” for a free, fair, inclusive and transparent poll to take place tomorrow, Elections Commission Chairperson Fuwad Thowfeek told Minivan News today.
The president described his duty to have been “To make use of a torn social structure and to dig out the Maldivian economy from a deep pit. To put out the fires at the state’s most sacred institutions and straighten the nation’s ranks. To straighten the nation and establish chain of command.”