He was on the Late Show with Letterman in 1993 even http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2335475/ Isn't it surprising to know that Obama and the Secretary of State didn't meet with him nor gave him a proper welcome from the US Government. It was just a low level meeting that he got from state department. I bet that was just for a show.
Shareef and Jabir wins bi-elections (Coallition Government Won Parliamentary Bi-Elections)
Haveeru journalist in Thimarafushi said that Shareef's supporters were celebrating in the island's of the constituency. Ahmed Shareef received 1,755 total votes, while his rival MDP's Mohamed Musthafa secured 1,327 total votes.
The preliminary results will be officially announced at 8.30 tonight.
The two bi-elections have been held amid fierce rivalry between government supporters and members of the former ruling party MDP.
MDP had stated that this election would portray the level of support for the new government. Hence government supporters had put in major efforts to secure the two parliamentary seats for the government.
Musthafa had lost the Thimarafushi constituency seat in Parliament after he was found to have a decreed debt which was not being paid in accordance with a judgement.
Kaashidhoo constituency seat had been vacated after former MP Ismail Abdul Hameed was charged with a criminal offence.
The hotly contested parliamentary by-elections for Thimarafushi and Kaashidhoo constituencies have begun today morning, at 8 o’clock. Together with these parliamentary by-elections, by-elections for H.Dh. Kumundhoo and Th. Gaadhiffushi Councils are also being conducted.
These two seats are stronghold places of MDP since its formation & since 2008 elections. They have lost two of their strongholds which is a major political shift here in Maldives. Shows peoples support to the current government.US & Commonwealth both have said they will be closely monitoring bi-elections and the future of early presidential elections will be decided through these bi-elections.Which means if MDP wins early elections should be held, but if not there is no need for early presidential elections as the government had peoples support.
Maldives new government gains popularity from bi-elections
COLOMBO April 14, (Xinhua) -- The Maldives' new government proved to be more popular with its allies winning the bi-elections in parliament on Saturday.
MDP said on Saturday that the poll was conducted in a calm and peaceful atmosphere.
Whatever Nasheed says people of the country are not with him. Even his traditional strongholds people are changing hearts and minds in support of the new government. This is the result of 3 years of failure and lies to both Maldivians and International Community. He talks about climate change a lot. But to Maldivians he doesn't talk about it. There is not a single thing Nasheed did to improve environment condition in Maldives. He talks big for popularity.
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MDP Vice President Alhan Fahmy claim that Ousted president Nasheed wants to retire from politics; handover MDP to his long term enemy Abdulla Yamin; younger brother of former President HE Maumoon.
Although it sounds preposterous the main opposition MP and Vice President of the deposed president Mohamed Nasheed’s party MDP Mr Alhan Fahmy is claiming that Nasheed is seeking legal advice to give MDP to Abdulla Yamin. This means Nasheed intends to retire from politics as Abdulla Yamin has very clear ambitions of running in the 2013 Presidential election.
Abdulla Yamin was one of the opposition leaders that Nasheed while President ordered the Military to arrest and Yamin was held in solitary confinement longer than the other leader taken; HE Gasim Ibrahim. Yamin also happens to be Nasheed’s most hated enemy Former President HE Maumoon’s younger brother.
It’s a “great game” that appears to have gone horribly wrong for the former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed. In trying to cosy up to China, he appears to have lost both his presidency and India’s backing. So Mr Nasheed has flown to New Delhi to try and get its support for early elections in the island nation.
Deposed Maldives president says coup has fueled radical Islam
Saying he was saddened and shocked by the speed with which his friends in Washington had abandoned him, the former president of Maldives warned Thursday that radical Islam has gained ground across the sprawling Indian Ocean archipelago since he was deposed in February.
Vice President of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and Feydhoo constituency MP Alhan Fahmy has condemned the anti-Islamic claims made by former President Mohamed Nasheed on foreign media.
‘I condemn President Nasheed’s anti-Islamic views made on foreign media. That is really distressing,” Alhan said in a tweet yesterday.
While Alhan had accused Nasheed for making anti-Islamic remarks, he had failed to mention the exact comments of Nasheed he was referring to.