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Maldives Elects Ex-Strongman's Brother as President

Voters in the Maldives have elected the brother of the nation's former strongman as president.Yaamin Abdul Gayoom defeated former president Mohamed Nasheed, getting 51.3 percent of the vote. Last Saturday, in the first round of presidential voting, Mr. Nasheed received 47 percent of the vote, falling short of the majority needed to win outright.Gayoom is the brother of former autocrat Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who ruled the archipelago nation with an iron fist for 30 years before being...

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