Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed on Thursday agreed to demands for early elections, after taking power last week in what his ousted predecessor described as a coup d'etat.
President Mohamed Waheed Hassan's brother, the deputy high commissioner of the Maldives to the UK, has resigned and asked his brother to follow suit, describing his new government as "illegitimate".
Making it clear that the elections would be held as per schedule in 2013, Maldives' new President Mohammed Waheed Hassan has asked ousted leader Mohammad Nasheed's MDP to join the national unity government, an offer which was turned down by the party demanding snap polls.
Days after he expressed disappointment with India's stand on the Maldives' political crisis, ousted President Mohammed Nasheed has now said that he is "much more satisfied" with the approach of New Delhi, whose top diplomat held wide-ranging talks with all key stakeholders in Male.
With the political crisis in Maldives persisting, ousted president Mohammad Nasheed rejected a police summons to record his statement on his controversial order to arrest a key judge, even as India's top diplomat arrived in Male today to take stock of the situation.
Ousted Maldives leader Mohamed Nasheed has rejected a police summons to record a statement about his actions as President, his spokesman said today.
Ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday vowed to take his fight with the new regime to the country's Parliament and even threatened to launch a civil disobedience movement.
New Maldives President Mohamed Waheed pledged today to restore "peace and order" as international pressure mounted on him to ease tensions in the island after his predecessor was ousted.
Facing coup charges, the Maldives' new regime on Monday said it was open to any independent probe into transfer of power in the country, where the Commonwealth is sending a fact-finding team amid efforts by nations like India to resolve the political crisis.
Ahead of a visit of the Commonwealth ministerial mission, the Maldivian Democratic Party of former President Mohamad Nasheed is gathering all evidence including photos and video to prove a "coup" took place.
Hundreds of supporters of the ousted President Mohamed Nasheed gathered outside the Majlis for a second time in the day on Sunday raising slogans against the current regime of Mohammed Waheed Hassan.
Tensions gripped the Maldivian streets today after supporters of the ousted President Mohamed Nasheed gathered outside the Majlis raising slogans against the current regime of Mohammed Waheed Hassan.