Former Maldivian president Mohammed Nasheed on Sunday said it would be "unlawful" to take part in an election held under President Mohamed Waheed if he chooses to stay beyond his term which ends tonight.
The Maldives police Saturday defended their move to stop the presidential election scheduled for earlier in the day, and insisted a vote would have been "unlawful" and could have sparked "national instability".
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 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.
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.
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.
Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed on Monday formally announced his candidature for the September Presidential elections and has chosen civil servant-turned politician Ahmed Thasmeen Ali as his running mate.
Upon ratification, the Political Parties bill, passed late last month, will provide a three-month deadline to any political party with less than 10,000 members to reach the required number or face the prospect of being dissolved.
Former leader Mohamed Nasheed’s honeymoon with multi-party democracy ended in February when he was forced out in a police mutiny after he detained the chief criminal court judge on corruption allegations.