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MDP sets date for presidential primary

Former president Mohamed Nasheed, who has already announced his intention to stand in the party primary, is in exile after fleeing from a 13-year prison term.

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Nasheed picks campaign manager for party primary

Mohamed Nasheed was found guilty of ordering the “abduction” of a judge after a widely criticised and controversial trial in March 2015. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison, is barred from standing in elections and lives in exile.

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MDP denies electoral body funding snub

The state budget for 2018 allocates MVR 24 million for political parties.

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Opposition turned away from police HQ

Police blocked off and turned away the six opposition figures wishing to meet Commissioner Abdulla Nawaz regarding the implementation of the Supreme Court’s February 1 ruling.

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Three MPs arrested as police allege violent coup attempt

Three MPs were among 10 people arrested Wednesday night as police cracked down on “illegal demonstrations and violent riots” aimed at overthrowing the government. 

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A dozen people still in custody after anti-Yameen protests

Police have given their own tally on how many people were arrested during weekend protests.

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Supreme Court orders Nasheed’s release in landmark ruling

The Supreme Court has ordered the immediate release of high-profile prisoners including the former president Mohamed Nasheed and former vice president Ahmed Adeeb.

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Extremists and land grabs herald trouble in paradise, says Nasheed

Mohamed Nasheed, the exiled leader of the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party, cannot run for president due to a prison sentence.

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Opposition leadership plagued by discord and silence

Gayoom and Nasheed have not spoken to each other since March 2017, when the two former rivals signed an historic agreement to work together to “restore democracy” to the country.

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MDP sets out roadmap to beat Yameen in 2018

The MDP says preparation for the presidential election will begin in January, and in May the MDP’s campaign, candidate and manifesto will be launched.

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Current political crisis like 2004 tsunami: Gayoom

Ex-leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom made the comparison on National Unity Day, which marks the tsunami that killed 82 people in the Maldives.

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Yameen slams MDP over inviting ‘foreign influence’

Calling for tourism boycotts, portraying the country as extreme, demanding the replacement of the education curriculum and demanding religions other than Islam also violated the Maldives rights, the president said in a speech.

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Maldives opposition boycott: (back)firing on all cylinders?

Opposition lawmakers have been boycotting parliamentary proceedings since the contentious disqualification of defectors from the ruling party was used to quash a majority-backed no-confidence motion against the parliament speaker.

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Opposition under fire for holding rally after supporter’s death

Ibrahim Nahid was among 40 men who decided to swim three miles to an MDP campaign rally.

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MDP elects Hassan Latheef as new chairperson

Hassan Latheef, a prominent lawyer and former minister, was elected as the chairperson of the Maldivian Democratic Party on Friday

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No corruption in use of state resources for rally marking Yameen’s third year in office

The ACC declared legal expenses from the state budget and forced attendance for civil servants because the rally was organised by the government and not the ruling party.

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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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