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PPM rallies support for government

The ruling Progressive Party of Maldives staged rallies across the country Saturday in a show of support for the administration of embattled President Abdulla Yameen.

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Faris pleads not guilty to identity fraud

MP Faris Maumoon pleaded not guilty on Monday to an identity fraud charge raised over the alleged unauthorised use of the flag and logo of the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives.

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PPM refuses to accept en masse resignation of lawmakers

Ten PPM lawmakers who submitted resignation letters after signing an opposition-led no-confidence motion against the speaker were told that they are under investigation by the party’s ethics committee.

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PPM backs anti-defection ruling from Supreme Court

Nine MPs have left the Progressive Party of Maldives after the Attorney General sought the anti-defection ruling, dramatically shifting the balance of power in the 85-member house ahead of the July 24 no-confidence vote against the speaker.

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Revisions to criminal procedures law withdrawn

A raft of amendments proposed by the government to the new criminal procedures law was abruptly withdrawn before it was put to a vote at Tuesday’s sitting of parliament.

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Independent councillor-elect joins MDP

The Vaadhoo councillor-elect is the first of 101 independent candidates who won seats in the Maldives’ third local council elections to join a political party.

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Council elections outcome ‘satisfactory’ for ruling party

The ruling coalition has described the outcome of Saturday’s local council election as “a satisfactory victory” despite heavy losses in the capital and other populous islands.

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Opposition declares landslide victory

Provisional results show that the MDP swept the Malé, Addu and Fuvahmulah city councils and secured majorities in other populous islands across the country.

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Campaign for council elections enters final stretch

After multiple delays, campaigning for the May 6 local council elections has entered the final stretch with both the ruling and opposition parties walking door to door and holding rallies across the country.

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Government calls on parties to re-engage in talks

Fisheries Minister Dr Mohamed Shainee, chairman of the all-party talks and the government’s chief negotiator, told the press on Thursday that invitations have been sent out and urged opposition parties to revive the failed talks.

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Yameen faction expels Gayoom from PPM

The ruling party’s ethics committee has also expelled MP Mohamed Ameeth after he refused to vote against Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed’s no-confidence motion.

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MPs plan to oust Gayoom from PPM leadership

Ibrahim Falah, deputy leader of the PPM parliamentary group, told the press that Gayoom has only been able to remain in the post due to the “love and respect” President Abdulla Yameen bears for his half-brother.

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Both sides certain of victory ahead of no-confidence vote

Both President Abdulla Yameen and the new alliance formed between ruling party lawmakers loyal to former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and opposition parties are confident of victory in the upcoming no-confidence vote against the parliament’s speaker.

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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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MDP launches campaign, PPM introduces candidates for Malé city

The opposition MDP officially launched its local council election campaign with simultaneous rallies in the north and south on Thursday night as the ruling party introduced its candidates for the Malé city council.

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No-confidence motion filed to remove Speaker Maseeh

Opposition lawmakers have submitted a no-confidence motion to remove Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed, posing the first credible challenge to President Abdulla Yameen’s previously unassailable majority in parliament.

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Social media activist released after one year in custody

Ahmed Ashraf’s trial resumed on Wednesday after more than one year. The first hearing was held in February 2016. The charge of issuing threats carries a jail sentence of one year, but the teenage social media celebrity has spent a longer period in detention.

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