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Council elections delayed for third time over flu outbreak

“President Yameen is convinced he can’t win a fair election and has delayed #LCE2017 for the 3rd time. A case of lies upon lies. Unacceptable,” tweeted former President Mohamed Nasheed, the opposition leader.

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Maldives local council elections postponed a second time

The elections commission has once again set back the vote to elect local councils stating that voting stations could not be set up in public schools on April 8.

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Court to rule on legal row over nominations for local council elections

The high court is set to rule on whether the elections commission was right to void some 900-candidacy papers and open a call for new nominations ahead of the upcoming local council elections.

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Adhaalath to boycott local council elections

Participating in the vote would legitimise an election that has been “unlawfully stolen” from the people, the religious conservative party said.

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Local council elections date set for April 8

Local council elections will be held on April 8, the elections commission has announced. It also set a new deadline for candidacy papers allowing President Abdulla Yameen’s party to field candidates.

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Local council elections rescheduled for April

The elections commission has assured political parties that the postponed local council elections will be rescheduled for early April with a new date to be announced next week.

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Elections commission withdraws appeal against poll delay

The elections commission has withdrawn its appeal of a civil court judgment that postponed next year’s local council elections by two months, drawing fierce criticism from political parties over the independence of the electoral body.

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MDP accuses electoral body of ‘curtailing election observation’

The commission gave three working days to register representatives for nearly 500 candidates and refused to accredit several observers, the MDP said.

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PPM slams elections commission for closing nominations for council polls

The PPM did not make any nominations when the extended deadline expired on December 1.

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Court delays local council elections

The civil court ordered the elections commission to postpone January’s local council elections, citing the ruling party’s inability to prepare for polls in the wake of a bitter leadership dispute.

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Candidates who lose political party primaries barred from contesting in elections

The parliament has revised the political parties law to bar members who lose primaries from contesting elections on the ticket of a different party or as independent candidates.

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PPM wins legal bid to extend voter registration deadline

The civil court has ordered the elections commission to indefinitely extend the re-registration period for January’s local council elections pending a judgment on the ruling party’s request to delay the polls by two months.

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Elections commission to release funds owed to political parties

The commission has requested the finance ministry to distribute MVR23million (US$1.5million) among four of the six political parties

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Elections commission scraps plan to introduce e-voting

The elections commission has scrapped plans to introduce electronic voting in the Maldives for the first time in January’s local council election. The commission announced Tuesday that it has ruled

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Nearly half of MDP’s members removed from its registry

The elections commission has struck off nearly half of the MDP’s members from its registry after the parliament approved a law requiring all political party members to submit their fingerprint records

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Council posts down to 653

The number of city, atoll, and island councillors to be elected in the upcoming local council elections is 653, the elections commission announced Saturday, significantly fewer than the present count of 1,095 councillors.

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Elections commission recognises Yameen faction as legitimate PPM

The elections commission has decided to recognise a faction led by President Abdulla Yameen as the legitimate Progressive Party of Maldives over a rival faction led by the ruling party’s elected president.

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