The Maldives

US warns Maldives president after vote blocked

The Maldives' interim leader Mohamed Waheed. Photo: AP

The United States stepped up its criticism of the embattled Maldives on Tuesday, warning caretaker president Mohamed Waheed that a decision to remain in office after his mandate expired was endangering democracy.

Tuesday, 12 November, 2013, 2:07pm

Maldives sets new presidential election date

Supporters of Maldives former president Mohamed Nasheed with their mouths covered during a silent protest in Male on Monday. Photo: AP

Maldives officials rescheduled the country’s presidential election for November 9 after police prevented the scheduled vote, due to take place this past weekend, because of a conflict with a Supreme Court ruling.

22 Oct 2013 - 12:06pm