Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Maldives Inaugurates New President

The Maldives has inaugurated a new president, a day after his surprise victory, which ended nearly two years of political turmoil. Yaamin Abdul Gayoom and his deputy, Mohamed Jameel were sworn in Sunday by the country's chief justice. Eight days ago in the first round of presidential voting in the Maldives, Gayoom's opponent, Mohamed Nasheed, received 47 percent of the vote, falling just short of the 50 percent majority needed to win outright. A runoff was to be held the...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter