Maldives Supreme Court to rule on election petition soon

Maldives says it is expected to rule in the coming days on a petition that has held up a second round of voting in its contentious presidential election.

Maldivian port workers on strike over election

A group of port workers went on strike in the Maldives Sunday, urging their government to hold the presidential election even as the foreign ministry pulled up India`s high commissioner for getting in touch with the poll panel.

Maldives Foreign Ministry summons Indian envoy

The Maldives foreign ministry summoned the Indian High Commissioner to Maldives Rajeev Shahare to lodge protest over his meeting with the country`s Elections Commission.

Stop irresponsible statements on prez polls issue: Waheed

Maldives President Mohamed Waheed on Wednesday asked the international community to refrain from making "irresponsible" statements on the ongoing presidential polls case, even as watchdog Transparency Maldives sought a quick resolution of current issues to ease rising tensions.

Maldives Presidential Elections: `Calls for annulment worrying`

Terming demands for annulment of Presidential Elections in Maldives as "deeply worrying", the Commonwealth said it hopes that the Supreme Court decides the issue expeditiously.

Maldives Supreme Court delays presidential elections

The Supreme Court of the Maldives today delayed the final round of presidential elections due this weekend following a legal challenge, threatening more political instability in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

Protests as Maldives Supreme Court suspends elections

The Supreme Court of the Maldives on Monday suspended Presidential Elections due this weekend following a legal challenge, sparking protests and fears of fresh instability in the troubled Indian Ocean archipelago.

SC directs EC to produce voter list details in Maldives

Maldives Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Election Commission to produce the list of eligible voters and voters who cast their ballots in the first round of presidential polls held on September 7.

Candidate in Maldives election to contest result

A losing candidate in the recent Maldives presidential election has gone to court seeking an annulment of the result, saying the voter`s register contained the names of dead people or imaginary names.

Maldives polls: Waheed to support Gayoom`s brother in run-off

Outgoing Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed, who suffered a shocking defeat in the first round of the polls, will support ex-president Abdul Gayoom`s brother in the run-off against leading candidate Mohamed Nasheed.

India hopes 2nd round of Maldives vote will be peaceful, fair

India asked Maldives and its people to ensure an environment conducive to a peaceful and transparent second round of Presidential election on September 28 while congratulating them for successful conclusion of the first round.

Maldives polls conducted in "orderly" manner, say Indian observers

Team of Indian observers expressed satisfaction with the "orderly" conduct of the first round of presidential polls in Maldives and hoped the run-off later this month would be as transparent and fair.

Campaign begins for 2nd round of presidential polls in Maldives

Campaigning started with new vigour in Maldives today for the presidential run-off between Mohamed Nasheed and his nearest rival Abdulla Yameen, who formed an alliance with other parties to defeat the former president.

Nasheed wins 1st round of Maldives` presidential polls, faces run-off on Sept 28

Former president Mohammed Nasheed, who emerged as the clear winner in the first round of presidential polls in Maldives but fell short of a majority on Sunday said his victory in the September 28 run-off would be more emphatic.

Nasheed takes early lead in Maldives` presidential poll

Former President Mohamed Nasheed on Saturday gained an initial lead in the Maldives` second multiparty presidential election by garnering 42 per cent of the vote, according to initial results reported by local media.

Maldives votes to elect new President

Voting was held on Saturday in Maldives for the second multi-party Presidential elections with long queues of people outside polling stations in this Indian Ocean archipelago, which has seen a series of unsettling political events in the last eighteen months.

Maldives ready for presidential polls tomorrow

Eighteen months after its first democratically elected President Mohamed Nasheed stepped down, Maldives will go to polls under the watchful eyes of 102 international observers which include a high-level team of former election commissioners from India.

Maldives President calls for peaceful elections on poll-eve

The Maldives has faced political turbulence since democratically-elected president Mohamed Nasheed was forced to resign in 2012.

Maldives` ex-leader vows to prosecute opponents

The first democratically-elected President of the Maldives was ousted from power last year.

Ex-Maldives president optimistic of re-election

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed, who is busy campaigning for re-election in the upcoming presidential poll, has said that enhancing industries, particularly tourism and fishing, is a major focus.