The Maldives

For a few votes more

Print edition : October 04, 2013

Mohamed Nasheed's campaign poster in Male. It will not be easy for his Maldivian Democratic Party to garner the 10,000 votes needed for his victory without a solid ally. Photo: DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS

Mohamed Nasheed, former President, casts his vote at a polling station in Male on September 7. Photo: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP

At a polling booth in Male. Of the 2,39,593 voters, 88.4 per cent exercised their franchise. Photo: R.K. Radhakrishnan

Qasim Ibrahim (centre), the millionaire resort owner who runs the Jumhooree Party, came a close third. Photo: Sinan Hussain/AP

President Mohamed Waheed during the final campaign rally on September 6. Photo: Sinan Hussain/AP

Abdullah Yaameen of the Progressive Party of Maldives. Nasheed will fight him in the run-off. Photo: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP

Mohamed Nasheed leads in the first round in the presidential election but will find it tough to reach the halfway mark in the run-off, given his reluctance to form an alliance.

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