Ibrahim Mohamed Solih Won Presidential Election In Maldives

Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Maldives’ presidential election, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen. Results released by the Elections Commission showed Solih had secured 58.3% of the popular vote.

The poll is being closely watched by regional rivals India and China, who are jostling to influence Indian Ocean nations. The European Union and the United States, meanwhile, have threatened sanctions if the vote is not free and fair.

Source-The Indian Express

Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS RRB PO/Clerk Mains 2018- 

  • Maldives Capital– Male, Currency-Rufiyaa

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