Minivan News has launched ‘Maldives Decides 2013’, a hub of content concerning the four candidates competing in the 2013 presidential election.
Each candidate’s entry includes an overview of their recent political history with extensive links to relevant articles published by Minivan News, an overview of their policy positions, and a brief analysis of their support base.
The hub also includes an unofficial poll, links to Minivan News’ ongoing election coverage, and resources provided by the Maldives Elections Commission.
Additionally, all candidates have been sent and invited to respond to the following 10 questions, which will be published unedited as received:
- What about your personal experience makes you suitable to become President?
- What are the top three challenges facing the Maldives, and how do you intend to address these?
- Given the present state of the economy, how are you going to get the money to fulfill your pledges?
- Is there a need for judicial reform, and how do you intend to address the state of the judiciary should you be elected?
- How do you expect the events of 7 February 2012 to affect voter sentiment at the ballot box?
- Is Islamic fundamentalism a growing concern in the Maldives, and how should the government respond?
- What role should the international community play in the Maldives?
- Why should a woman vote for your party in the election?
- Why should a young person vote for your party in the election?
- What will the Maldives be like in 10 years time, should you be elected in September?
Minivan News hopes ‘Maldives Decides 2013’ is of value to its readers, and looks forward to a free, fair and inclusive election on September 7.
Feel free to discuss this project below, or send enquiries directly to [email protected]