Respect will of the people, India urges Maldives

NEW DELHI (TIP): With Maldives Supreme Court admitting a plea seeking annulment of the first round of elections in the Indian Ocean archipelago, in which former president Mohamed Nasheed has emerged as the front runner with over 45% of votes, India on Wednesday warned Male that all political parties needed to respect the will of the people. The plea had been filed by the Jumhooree Party, which will miss the next round of elections on September 28 as it emerged third in the first round. In a statement, MEA said it is of utmost importance that the electoral process is allowed to proceed unhindered so that the second round is conducted according to schedule and the will of the people of Maldives is fully recognized.

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