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Maldives Election 2013: Challenger Wants President To Resign

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October 20, 2013 AT 10:22 AM
MALE, Maldives -- MALE, Maldives (AP) - The leading candidate in the Maldives' troubled presidential election demanded Sunday that the president resign and allow the parliamentary speaker to take over the government and oversee a fresh poll. Speaking to reporters a day after police stopped officials from holding a scheduled revote of last month's election, Mohamed Nasheed accused President Mohamed Waheed Hassan of working with the country's defense minister and police chief to obstruct the vote.