Maldives holds parliamentary polls despite delay fear

The Maldives held parliamentary elections today on schedule, despite worries about the ability of the resort island`s turmoil-hit elections commission to stage the ballot successfully.

Maldives Presidential polls: Abdulla Yameen springs a surprise, beats Mohammed Nasheed

Progressive Party of Maldives’ candidate Abdulla Yameen on Saturday defeated former premier Mohammed Nasheed to win presidential polls in the Indian Ocean archipelago country.

Voting ends peacefully in Maldives

Voting ended peacefully at polling stations across the Maldives in the presidential run-off Saturday, media reports said.

Brisk start to voting in Maldives presidential poll

Hundreds of people lined up outside polling stations in over 200 islands to elect a new president for the Maldives.

Maldives set for presidential polls on Saturday

After two failed attempts, the Maldives is set to hold its presidential elections on Saturday to avoid a constitutional crisis, with the three warring political parties agreeing on the final voters` list.

Indian High Commissioner`s car attacked in Maldives

The car of Indian High Commissioner Raajev Shahare was attacked by unknown people during his visit to Male on Monday.

India for free and fair polls in the Maldives: Salman Khurshid

India wants free and fair elections in the Maldives but will not interfere in the internal affairs of the country, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said here on Wednesday.

Maldives political parties agree to EC`s new poll dates

Main parties in Maldives on Tuesday pledged to cooperate with authorities to hold the controversy-ridden presidential re-vote on November 9, as political uncertainty loomed large with the constitutional deadline to elect a new President fast-approaching.

Maldives ex-Prez Mohamed Nasheed says Waheed to quit

Maldives is at the centre of a political crisis after the police on Saturday halted the presidential election.

India wants to see transparent polls in Maldives for stable govt

On the eve of fresh Presidential polls in Maldives, India on Friday said it wants to see transparent, free and fair elections that will bring a stable government in that country by the scheduled date of November 11.

Ex-president Nasheed confident of Maldives election

Speaking to reporters after signing the list in Male Friday, Nasheed said his two rivals and the people want the elections to be held Oct 19, Xinhua reported.

Don`t undermine democratic process: India to Maldives parties

India`s sentiment was conveyed by Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh who rushed to Maldives yesterday and returned home tonight, sources said.

Commonwealth calls for credible polls in Maldives

The Commonwealth called for a credible Presidential Election in the Maldives on October 19 after the previous results were annulled.

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.

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.

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.

US congratulates Maldivian people for Prez polls

The US has congratulated Maldivian people on the conclusion of the first round of their presidential polls, saying the high voter turnout reflects commitment to democratic government.

Ousted Nasheed faces Maldives run-off after split poll results

Former Maldivian leader Mohamed Nasheed will face a run-off election on September 28 after his win in the presidential poll ended without a majority, provisional results showed on Sunday, nearly 20 months after his removal ignited months of unrest.