Nasheed and US Ambassador discuss outcome of the election

Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) presidential candidate Mohamed Nasheed has met with the US Ambassador to Maldives and Sri Lanka Michele J. Sison today.

During the meeting, Nasheed and the US ambassador discussed on the outcome of last Saturday’s presidential election and the scheduled run-off contest scheduled for September 28.

According to former president’s official website, the duo also discussed the importance of holding a free and fair election. Nasheed told the ambassador that it was important to provide technical support to all state institutions including the police and the Elections Commission (EC) in order to ensure the credibility of the presidential polls.

He also expressed concern over current Commissioner of Police Abdulla Riyaz, who was found guilty of politicized tweets by the Police Integrity Commission.

Ambassador Sison meanwhile welcomed the outcome of the first round of election and commented on how well the election had been facilitated. She also urged all political parties to accept the results of the election and appealed to the public to maintain peace and order in the upcoming run-off elections.

The meeting was attended by Nasheed’s Special Envoy Ibrahim Hussain Zaki, MDP’s Chairperson ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik, former Foreign Minister Ahmed Naseem, MDP Spokesperson MP Hamid Abdul Ghafoor and MDP’s Deputy Chairperson Ali Shiyam.