Maldives top court annuls Sept. 7 presidential vote

The Maldives Supreme Court annulled the results of the Sept. 7 presidential election.

Maldives top court annuls Sept. 7 presidential vote

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Maldives Supreme Court on Monday annulled the results of the Sept. 7 presidential election and scheduled a fresh vote by Oct. 20, after a candidate challenged the outcome, citing irregularities.

Four of seven judges approved the decision after the top court suspended the run-off election that was to have been held on Sept. 28.

Mohamed Nasheed, the country's first democratically elected president, who was ousted in disputed circumstances in February 2012, won the Sept. 7 first round with 45.45 percent of votes, short of the 50 percent needed for outright victory.

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