Maldives opposition wins election in potential blow to China

By Mohamed Junayd MALE, Sep 24 : Maldives opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Indian Ocean archipelago nation’s presidential election on Monday, delivering a possible blow for China which has invested millions of dollars in projects under the outgoing administration. Incumbent Abdulla Yameen, who had cultivated ties with both Beijing and Saudi Arabia, conceded […]

Opposition candidate takes lead in Maldives presidential election

By Mohamed Junayd MALE, Sept 23 : Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has taken a 16 percentage point lead over incumbent Abdulla Yameen in the Maldives’ presidential election, according to early provisional counts reported by local media. Yameen was expected to cement his grip on power amid criticism over the fairness of the vote on […]