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Maldives Presidential Election, Re-Run and Run-off, 7 September, 9 November and 16 November 2013

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The report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for Maldives’s presidential election held on 7 September, the re-run election held on 9 November, and the run-off election held on 16 November 2013. The Group was chaired by Dr Lawrence Gonzi, former Prime Minister of Malta, and was comprised of 17 members in total.

The Commonwealth Observer Group found that the elections were credible and duly reflected the democratic will of the Maldivian electorate. The Group provided a number of recommendations for how the process might be further strengthened.

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Maldives presidential run-off election, 16 november 2013

In the days after the 9 November election, the party of the third-placed candidate, Jumhooree Party, held discussions with representatives of both the top polling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and the second placed Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) regarding which candidate Jumhooree might endorse for the run-off election. On 13 November, the Jumhooree Council announced its decision to support the PPM candidate, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Jumhooree’s previous coalition partners, Adhaalath Party and Dhivehi Qaumee Party, also extended their support for Mr Yameen.

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