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UN Concerned About Maldives Election Delays

The United Nations is calling on the Maldives to hold fresh elections "as soon as possible" after police stopped officials from staging polls on Saturday. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was "deeply concerned by the delay" and urged the country's political leaders and institutions to respect the democratic process. Former president Mohamed Nasheed won 45 percent of a September vote -- not enough to win the presidency outright. Observers said the election ...

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