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Commonwealth Praises Maldivian Citizens for Peaceful Presidential Elections

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By: Justice Nwafor
Commonwealth Praises Maldivian Citizens for Peaceful Presidential Elections

The Commonwealth Observer Group has publicly commended the people of Maldives for their peaceful and orderly conduct during the Presidential elections held on September 9, 2023. The interim statement was delivered by the chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group, Danny Faure, a former president of Seychelles. He praised the citizens for their calm demeanor during the elections and commended the Elections Commission of Maldives and polling staff for their transparent and efficient conduct.

Faure noted that the polling officials showcased exceptional dedication and professionalism in executing their duties. The voter verification process, which used an electronic tablet and the voters’ register, was meticulous. The Commonwealth observers also noted that the campaigning was carried out in a peaceful and vibrant atmosphere.

Concerns Raised About Pre-Election Environment

However, the observers raised concerns about the pre-election environment in Maldives. They pointed out allegations of vote-buying and misuse of state resources. The independence and regulation of the media, and the need for ongoing strengthening of civic education were also flagged as areas of concern.

The Commonwealth Observer Group will further elaborate on these issues and formulate recommendations to address them in their final report. The Maldivian people were encouraged to continue to uphold peace and order even after the elections.

Observers Engaged with a Wide Range of Stakeholders

Members of the Commonwealth Observer Group arrived in the Maldives on September 2, 2023, and were deployed to several atolls for the September 9 polls. They also engaged with a wide range of stakeholders during their stay, further highlighting their commitment to a transparent and fair election process.

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