Maldives gears up for General Election

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Maldives is set to vote to elect representatives for its 19th Parliament.

A total of 386 candidates are in the fray for 87 seats, including Former President: Mohamed Nasheed and Parliamentary Speaker: Qasim Ibrahim.

The main contest is between the Maldives Democratic Party led by Former President Mohammed Nasheed and the opposition coalition led by Former President Abdulla Yameen.

The election results will have a bearing on the stability of the government under President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

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