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‘Too early’ to discuss interim candidate, says Gayoom

Gayoom’s remarks fuelled speculation that the joint opposition parties have been unable to agree on choosing a non-politician as an interim leader as suggested by former President Mohamed Nasheed.

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Yameen condemns opposition’s ‘anarchist, ruinous ideology’

Accusing the opposition of “advocating the destruction of institutions” and “calling for attacks against the police and military”, Yameen said: “These aren’t characteristics of democracy. Political leaders cannot openly criticise the courts and the judiciary.”

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Gayoom staffer on trial for contempt

Abdul Aleem is accused of contravening the civil court ruling that put Yameen in control of the PPM, by setting up a rival secretariat and expelling lawmakers loyal to the president.

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‘No change in plans’ despite fourth lawmaker’s defection, says Gayoom faction

Saudhullah Hilmy’s defection was prompted by the cancellation of lucrative government contracts and deals a blow to Gayoom’s plans to check Yameen’s hold on power through the parliament

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Government takes over Gasim’s Villa airport

The moves against the Gasim’s business interests come after the Jumhooree Party leader threw his weight behind former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and formed a new alliance with the 79-year-old’s faction of the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives.

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Gayoom questioned over missing hard drive

In a Twitter post, the former president said police officers “visited me in my office today and asked me if I knew anything about the missing PPM hard disk… I told them I know nothing”.

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Gayoom and Yameen continue war of words

Gayoom continued to denounce Yameen’s authoritarianism as the president urged supporters to choose a young deer instead of a sick and old bear.

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‘I will not support Yameen for re-election,’ insists Gayoom

Gayoom spoke to newspaper Mihaaru about the acrimonious split within the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives and his decision to withdraw support for his half-brother President Abdulla Yameen’s embattled administration.

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More MPs abandon Gayoom, return to Yameen’s fold

Two MPs have abandoned the Gayoom faction and returned to Yameen’s fold, just a day after condemning the president for cracking down on his opponents’ businesses.

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Gayoom launches fresh legal bid to retake ruling party

Gayoom is petitioning the civil court asking it to invalidate Yameen’s usurpation of the authority of the party’s elected leader.

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Under pressure: Yameen accused of targeting business owned by MPs loyal to Gayoom

Yameen is being accused of cracking down on businesses owned by lawmakers loyal to his half-brother, following a renewed bid by the government to seize properties from Gasim’s Villa Group and Saleem’s Red Wave company, and the cancellation of a lucrative contract awarded to a third lawmaker.

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Gayoom’s office raided over ‘missing’ ruling party documents

The police raided the PPM’s old office after Yameen’s faction filed a complaint alleging that hard drives from five computers, the party’s membership database, and additional documents had gone missing.

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Gayoom hits back at Yameen’s call for guidance and unity

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has hit back at an appeal by President Abdulla Yameen at a public rally, urging the former president to unite and guide the ruling party, as “an attempt at deceiving the public.”

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Ex-PPM headquarters vandalised days after anti-Gayoom graffiti found on walls

Used motor oil was thrown on the gates to the PPM headquarters at Thema, days after the building was ransacked and insulting graffiti was found on its inner walls.

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Army downgrades protection for Gayoom

The army removed an emergency response car from the former president’s motorcade, effective Thursday.

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Gasim throws support behind Gayoom

Gasim Ibrahim has thrown his support behind former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, declaring the 78-year-old to be the rightful leader of the divided ruling Progressive Party of the Maldives.

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Yameen faction clears out party headquarters, removes nameplate

Yameen’s supporters have cleaned out the PPM headquarters with police’s help, removing computers, documents, and furniture on Friday, and finally stripped the party’s nameplate from its walls on Sunday.

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