Maldives Top Court Upholds President Abdulla Yameen’s Vote Defeat

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Abdulla Yameen was defeated by a little-known united opposition candidate in the September 23 poll.


The Maldives top court Sunday rejected a petition by President Abdulla Yameen to annul last month's election results and call a fresh poll, upholding his defeat.

The five-judge Supreme Court bench unanimously ruled that Yameen had failed to prove his claim that the September 23 vote won by opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was rigged.

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