Date: September 28, 2013
In resolving the rising tensions and disagreements in the country, Transparency Maldives appeals to all actors, especially the Supreme Court, to uphold the spirit of the Constitution and electoral deadlines and respect people’s electoral choice.
Transparency Maldives expresses concern over the delay of the second round of elections and rising tensions as Transparency Maldives did not receive any reports that suggest systematic fraud in its nationwide observation and no credible evidence that supports such allegations has been made public.
Electoral disputes and tensions must be resolved in a speedy manner, and in addressing issues of national interest, inclusiveness and acceptance of all relevant state and political actors are crucial for the long-term peace of the country.
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