Last Updated : Feb 17 2019 9:24AM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
PM Modi reiterates that sacrifices of security personnel in Pulwama attack will not go waste            PM inaugurates several development projects in Maharashtra            All- Party meeting passes a resolution condemning Pulwama terrorist attack            Sushma Swaraj leaves on 4-day visit to Bulgaria, Morocco and Spain            PV Sindhu to clash with Saina Nehwal in Women's Singles Final of Senior National Badminton Championship           

International News

Sep 24, 2018

Abdullah Yameen concedes defeat in Maldives Presidential elections

file pic
Maldives President Abdullah Yameen has conceded defeat at the Presidential elections held yesterday in which opposition candidate  Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has emerged victorious. In a live address to the nation, Mr. Yameen said that Maldivian people made their decision yesterday and he has accepted that result. Mr. Yameen said he will remain in his post till his term ends on November 17.

Earlier, the election commission declared Mr. Solih winner in the provisional results which gave him  134,616 votes against 96,132 votes by incumbent President. Mr. Solih declared victory last night after preliminary counting terming it as a moment of happiness, hope and history. He said that it has been a difficult journey for many  that led to prison cells or exile but pledged to be a president for all Maldivians, regardless of who they voted for. Meanwhile, opposition supporters took out rallies and processions to celebrate the victory while several countries including US and India have come forward to welcome the election results. US state department while congratulating the people of Maldives said they peacefully raised their democratic voices to determine the future of their country.

AIR correspondent reports that Mr. Solih in his victory address mentioned that it has been a difficult journey for many that led to prison cells and exile.  President Yameen, after his reelection in in 2013, had gradually eased out all main opposition leaders by framing charges against them. Mr. Solih, currently Member of Parliament, was chosen as consensus candidate after other names including former President Mohammed Nasheed, were disqualified. Whatever may be the future policies of new government, it is clear that democracy has got deep-rooted in the country with this election.

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 17 (Feb) Midday News 16 (Feb) News at Nine 16 (Feb) Hourly 17 (Feb) (0905hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 17 (Feb) दोपहर समाचार 16 (Feb) समाचार संध्या 16 (Feb) प्रति घंटा समाचार 17 (Feb) (0900hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 17 (Feb) Khabrein(Day) 16 (Feb) Khabrein(Eve) 16 (Feb)
Aaj Savere 17 (Feb) Parikrama 16 (Feb) Lok Ruchi Samachar 17 (Feb)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 16 (Feb) Samayki 16 (Feb) Sports Scan 16 (Feb) Spotlight/News Analysis 16 (Feb)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 14 (Feb) Surkhiyon Mein 14 (Feb) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 13 (Feb) Vaad-Samvaad 12 (Feb) Money Talk 12 (Feb) Current Affairs 8 (Feb)