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Maldives, Warned About Lack of Democratic Reforms, Quits Commonwealth

The Maldives said Thursday that it would leave the Commonwealth, weeks after the organization warned it could be suspended because of its lack of progress in promoting the rule of law and democracy. Best known as a paradise for wealthy tourists, the Indian Ocean archipelago has been mired in political unrest since Mohamed Nasheed, its first democratically elected leader, was ousted in disputed circumstances in 2012. The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group last month warned the...

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