Maldives: Democracy on the Line After President Ousted
Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives, emerges from his first public appearance where he addressed thousands of loyalists on February 8 in the capital, Male, a day after he was ousted by forces loyal to the former president, including radical Islamists. (AFP/Getty Images)
February 24, 2012
| Security
| Asia and the Pacific
The first democratically elected president of the Maldives was forced from office earlier this month, causing a ripple of concern in the international community and threatening to destabilize the region through which most of the world's oil flows.In response to international pressure and domestic unrest, the new president of the Maldives, Mohamed Waheed Hussain Manik, says he will consider holding a special election for president. The prospect of a special election is likely to ease tensions in the short term, but protests and even violence are possible after the vote as the losing side is unlikely to accept the results.
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