Maldives

Turning the clock back

Print edition : December 13, 2013

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and Vice-President Mohamed Jameel Ahmed (left, partially obscured) walk past an honour guard during their swearing-in ceremony in Male on November 17. Photo: AFP

Mohamed Nasheed(right) and former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom at Yameen Gayoom's inauguration. Photo: AFP

President Mohamed Waheed Hassan casts his vote in the first round of voting on November 9. Photo: Sinan Hussain/AP

Supporters of Yaameen Abdul Gayoom celebrate at his campaign headquarters in Male as the results are announced. Photo: Sinan Hussain/AP

Outside a polling station in Male on November 16 during the run-off presidential election. Photo: ADAM SIREII/AFP

The political crisis in Maldives over the presidential run-off ends with the surprise victory of a close relative of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and the shock defeat of Mohamed Nasheed.
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