Published On: Thu, Sep 27th, 2018

Maldives security forces vow to uphold presidential vote results |  Security forces in the #Maldives have promised to uphold results of a contentious presidential election amid opposition fears that defeated President Abdulla #Yameen was seeking to extend his rule.

Security forces in the Maldives have promised to uphold results of a contentious presidential election amid opposition fears that defeated President Abdulla Yameen was seeking to extend his rule.

“The beloved people of the Maldives have made their decision known in an election, and the army will uphold that decision,” Captain Ibrahim Azim said in a message to reporters on Wednesday.

The police also said they will “respect and uphold” the results of the vote.

The pledges came after the ruling party called on the national elections commission to wait until a Sunday deadline to publish final results of the September 23 vote, alleging “systematic irregularities”.

Read more: Maldives security forces vow to uphold presidential vote results | Maldives News | Al Jazeera

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