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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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Environment agency under fire for approving plan to blast reefs

The EPA approved reef blasting between the islands of Meedhoo and Ismahelahera in Addu Atoll on November 9, after it came under pressure from the government, according to informed sources.

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