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Opposition coalition seeks to intervene on SC elections’ case

Rae Munavvar
13 October 2018, MVT 22:28
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Rae Munavvar
13 October 2018, MVT 22:28

The Opposition Coalition filed for an intervention against the case filed by outgoing President Abdulla Yameen Abdulla Gayoom seeking to nullify the electoral result.

The constitutional case against the presidential elections held on September 23, was accepted on Thursday by the Supreme Court, and proceedings are scheduled to begin on Sunday.

The intervention was filed on Thursday, on behalf of former President Mohamed Nasheed, Jumhooree Party Founder Qasim Ibrahim, Adhaalath Party President Sheikh Imran Abdulla and brother to the incumbent, former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

The Supreme Court has not yet revealed a decision on whether it would grant the motion.

After the President conceded his defeat in a public address to the people, the representing Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) filed a case to nullify the electoral result claiming it had received numerous complaints from Yameen’s supporters.

Since, PPM has ramped up its campaign against the ballot results, by casting doubt over the functional independence of EC, and its integrity.

While the party has filed a case to nullify the results of the presidential election, many global institutions and foreign dignitaries have endorsed the election and offered their congratulations to the opposition coalition victor President-Elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

The incumbent government has also assured these same parties, that the transition of government is set to take place in a peaceful manner

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