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Maldives top court annuls 7 Sept vote

09 October 2013, 08:05

Male - The Maldives Supreme Court on Monday annulled the results of the 7 September presidential election and scheduled a fresh vote by 20 October, after a candidate challenged the outcome, citing irregularities.

Four of seven judges approved the decision after the top court suspended the run-off election that was to have been held on 28 September.

Mohamed Nasheed, the country's first democratically elected president, who was ousted in disputed circumstances in February 2012, won the 7 September first round with 45.45% of votes, short of the 50% needed for outright victory.

- Reuters


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