Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom was defeated in the recent presidential elections – but he’s not going quietly. Photo: EPA

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen challenges election loss in court

His rivals were in jail and the media in his pocket, yet the archipelago’s strongman leader still lost presidential vote to a little-known rival. Now, he has abandoned a pledge to leave office and wants judges to annul the result

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Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom was defeated in the recent presidential elections – but he’s not going quietly. Photo: EPA
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