The Maldives

Three-horse race

Print edition : June 14, 2013

Former President Mohamed Nasheed arriving at a Maldivian Democratic Party meeting in Male on February 9, 2012. Photo: DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS

Mohamed Waheed, who took over as President after Nasheed's resignation on February 7, 2012. Photo: Vijay Verma/PTI

Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. Nasheed said Gayoom was a co-conspirator in his ouster. Photo: R.K.Radhakrishnan

Yameen Abdullah. He lacks the political acumen of his mentor Gayoom but may not be a weak force. Photo: Sinan Hussain/AP

Voting in the run-off election in the first multiparty democratic election in the Maldives, on October 28, 2008. Photo: Sinan Hussain/AP

Mohamed Nasheed’s performance in the presidential election in the Maldives will depend on how well he can take people with diverse views along.
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