Sunday, September 8, 2013

Mohamed Nasheed, Maldives’ first democratically elected President.

President Mohamed Nasheed and Yaameen Abdulla, half-brother to ex-President Maumoon Gayoom, will fight it out in the second round of presidential election.
A run-off has been necessitated because no candidate has managed to get the constitutionally-mandated 50 per cent plus-one vote for a first round victory.The Elections Commission (EC) announced early Sunday morning that 88.4 per cent of the 2,39,593 voters exercised their franchise. Of the 2,11,890 votes polled, Mohamed Nasheed managed 95,224 (45.45 per cent). Yaameen came second with 53,099 votes (25.35 percent).