Nasheed wins landslide win in Maldives polls | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 08, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:41 AM, April 08, 2019

Nasheed wins landslide win in Maldives polls

The former Maldives president yesterday vowed sweeping reforms and an end to government corruption after leading his party to a record landslide victory just five months since returning from exile. Mohamed Nasheed, 51, made a dramatic return to the top of the national parliament, with his Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) securing 68 seats in the 87-member assembly. Nasheed was barred from running in the presidential election but his former deputy, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, emerged triumphant over strongman Abudulla Yameen last year.

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