Indian election observers arrive in Maldives

Indian election observers have arrived in the Maldives ahead of the 2013 Presidential Elections.

According to a statement from the Indian High Commission, the team includes former Chief Election Commissioners of India, JM Lyngdoh, B B Tandon, N Gopalaswami, and former High Commissioner of India to the Maldives, S M Gavai.

“The team is visiting Maldives on the invitation of the Elections Commission of Maldives and will undertake visits to a number of polling stations in different islands,” read the statement.

Current High Commissioner of India to the Maldives Rajeev Shahare hosted a reception for the delegation attended by President of the Maldivian Elections Commission, Fuwad Thowfeek, and members of the Elections Commission of Maldives as well as international community including the UN Resident Coordinator Tony Lisle and Head of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Dan Malinovich.

“In the interactions with political leaders in the Maldives, the Government of India has emphasised the importance of conducting free, fair and credible elections in a peaceful environment followed by a smooth transition,” stated the Indian High Commission.

“India is committed to strengthening the institutions of democracy in the Maldives. In this context, the Election Commission of India is working closely with the Elections Commission of Maldives to further strengthen its capacity. India is also arranging for the training of Maldivian judges in India and is working closely with the Majlis.

“India attaches the highest importance to its relations with Maldives, a close and friendly neighbour, and desires to see a peaceful, stable and prosperous Maldives,” the statement added.


2 thoughts on “Indian election observers arrive in Maldives”

  1. India does not give damn about Maldivian and they care about Maldives and they want invade Maldives economically.

    Why India had demanded to pay off 100 million dollars loan without reconsidering the terms knowing that Maldives was going through tough time ? they thought we can not pay and our payment will get defaulted and then they can dictate the terms. But waheed paid the loan fully.

    Nasheed took this loan to meet daily expenses at unreasonably high interest rate.

    Why indian government is giving tough time for Maldivian to get medical visa ?

    All these shows that india gives highest priority to Maldives but not to Maldivian. Their objective is make us suffers and then conquer our economy.

  2. hehehe Kuribee... Are you really that naive?

    The election is all about who can get elected, with zero concerns about the morality of the activities. But all, mind you all, will put on a nice face and an thinly veiled facade of commitment, just to appease naive people like you.

    Each will gut us alive, the moment they get a strong hold.

    The sooner people realize it, the less disappointed and dejected they would feel afterwards.


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