Maldives: Presidential election heads for run-off vote later this month

  • Maldives went to the polls on 9 September but will head to a second round on 30 September as no clear winner emerged

  • Opposition candidate Mohamed Muizzu led the first-round vote and will face incumbent President Solih in the run-off

  • Potential shift away from India under Solih towards China under Muizzu; but high debt remains a challenge whoever wins
September 14th, 2023
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