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Maldives Supreme Court upholds president’s vote defeat By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 21st October, 2018, 17:08

The Maldives top court Sunday rejected a petition by President Abdulla Yameen to annul last month’s election results and call a fresh poll, upholding his defeat.   The five-judge Supreme Court…

Maldives Supreme Court upholds president’s vote defeat

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