Voting Starts in Historic Maldives Elections

Voting Starts in Historic Maldives Elections

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vote-button-lrg.jpgThe people of the Maldives are voting in their first multi-party democratic presidential election, which sees the Indian Ocean archipelago choosing whether to replace Asia’s longest-serving leader, President Gayoom who is seeking a seventh term. The polls are the culmination of reforms introduced by President Gayoom who waited in line for over an hour before casting his vote on Wednesday.

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