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Press Trust Of India
Male, February 29, 2012
India has proposed early presidential elections in Maldives to end the political impasse in the country following the ouster of the first democratically elected President Mohamed Nasheed.
During his talks with leaders last night, India's foreign secretary Ranjan Mathai proposed a paper which hinted at presidential poll before the end of this year, media quoted participants at the meet as saying.

Mathai arrived here Tuesday on a visit to hold meetings with various stakeholders. This is his second visit here following the political unrest that sieged the country early this month following Nasheed's ouster.