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Supreme Court Upholds Maldives Vote

Expand President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih interacts with supporters during a gathering in Male, Maldives, Monday, September 24, 2018. © 2018 AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File In a unanimous ruling on Sunday, the Maldives Supreme Court denied outgoing President Yameen Abdul Gayoom’s petition to annul September’s presidential election, won by an opposition coalition. Yameen’s request for an inquiry into alleged vote-rigging and fraud, with extraordinary claims that the opposition used disappearing ink and chemicals to change the mark on voters’ ballot papers, was also denied by the court.…

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