Maldivian president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on September 24, the day after the election. Photo: Reuters
Ankit Panda
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Ankit Panda

Voters re-energise Maldivian democracy, but new leaders are unlikely to push China away

Under its iron-fisted former president, the Maldives, an enthusiastic participant in belt and road projects, was seen as just another chess piece in the geopolitical tug of war between India and China, Ankit Panda writes

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Maldivian president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on September 24, the day after the election. Photo: Reuters
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