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· October, 2008

Stories about Maldives from October, 2008

Maldives: A new president after 30 years

  29 October 2008

Mohamed “Anni” Nasheed has won the run-off poll against the incumbent president of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who has served the country since 1978. Mujey’s Blog has called to embrace this example of democracy where president Gayoom accepted defeat and congratulated Nasheed before the official results were announced.

Maldives: Election fever in blogosphere

  15 October 2008

The presidential election being held in Maldives is the first multi-party election in the country. This election is believed by many Maldivians as their chance to bring democracy to a country that has been ruled dictatorially by Maumoon Abdul Gayoom since he became president in November 1978. Gayoom has ruled...

Maldives: Second round of elections

  10 October 2008

Think Maldives blog informs that the presidential election of Maldives has gone to a second round as none of the candidates could get 50% of the vote. ArtWork predicts who will win in the runoff.

Maldives: First free election underway

  9 October 2008

Maldives Live covers the first free election in Maldives that started yesterday. The latest results indicate that the long serving (since 1978) president Maumoon Abdul Qayyoom is leading.

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