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Committee to investigate Pres Waheed serving six extra days

Oct 08, 2019

Male (Maldives) Oct 08: Parliament's Government Oversight Committee is investigating former President Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik over-staying his tenure in Office by six additional days.
The committee received a complaint from an individual regarding the issue, which prompted the investigation.
After former President Mohamed Nasheed was controversially stepped down on 7 February 2012 on the back of a police mutiny, his Vice President Waheed was sworn in as President. Legally, Waheed's tenure ended on November 11, 2013.
However, after the top court nullified the first round of the 2013 presidential election, a new President could not be elected by November 11th. The Supreme Court therefore ordered President Waheed to remain in Office until a new president can be elected and sworn in.
Following the Supreme Court guidelines, the first round of election was held once again on November 9, and the second round on November 16th in which President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom was elected as president and swore in on November 17th.
Source: Avas.mv