Maldives: Early Elections May Diffuse Crisis

Maldives: Early Elections May Diffuse Crisis             Mohammed Waheed Hassan, Vice President of Maldives, was sworn in as president of the atoll nation after incumbent President Mohammed Nasheed resigned following widespread protests on 7 February. Nasheed remarked before he resigned in a televised news conference, "It will be better for the country in the current situation if I resign. I don't want to run the country with an iron fist. I am resigning." Nasheed’s resignation came after reports of rebellion by a section of the police allegedly supporters of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. While there has been political crisis of sorts with many serrations, including a conflict betwee...
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