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Maldives in Crisis as China-Backed Incumbent President Loses Election

Maldives in Crisis as China-Backed Incumbent President Loses Election

Maldives in crisis as China-backed incumbent president Yameen loses election

Maldives in crisis as China-backed incumbent president Yameen loses election

People in the Maldives islands today are in something of a shock, as the results of Sunday’s presidential elections appear to indicate that the incumbent president Abdulla Yameen has decisively lost to his opponent, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

On Saturday evening, the night before the election, police raided the main campaign office of the opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Saturday, saying they had acted to prevent “illegal activities.”

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