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About Maldivian Democratic Party

Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) represented by former political prisoner Mohammed Nasheed won the first democratic elections in Maldives in 2008. The party won 54.25 per cent of the votes cast in on Tuesday's presidential run-off as against 45.75 per cent by Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

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Maldives opposition complains police violence on MPs
Maldives main opposition led by the former president Mohamed Nasheed on Wednesday complained of police violence on members of parliament (MPs) and peaceful protesters ahead of Friday's all party talks and the inquiry into Feb. 7 controversial power transfer.

Maldives opposition objects to presidential election in July 2013
The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) raised strong objections on Thursday over the announcement that presidential elections will be held in July 2013 and not this year.

Maldives opposition hopes fair, free by-elections will lead to early presidential poll
The Maldives opposition has expressed confidence of a free and fair poll, as voting got underway today for by-elections.

Maldives suffering after effects of brutal police repression
The Maldives are suffering from the effects of the brutal police repression.

U.S. official calls for end of violence in Maldives
A senior U.S. official has said that both Maldives President Mohammed Waheed Hassan and his predecessor Mohamed Nasheed should avoid violence in the stand- off for control of the Maldives' government.

Former Maldivian President Nasheed criticizes Indian High Commission's role during coup
New Delhi, April 18: Expressing unhappiness over the role of the Indian High Commission officials in Maldives, former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed on Wednesday said he was shocked to see how quickly the Indian government recognized the new government.

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