"" Welcome to my thoughts: January 2007

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Risk Of Civil Disobedience, If President Refuses To Allow Interim Government?

There is a risk of civil disobedience, if President Gayoom refuses to ratify a potential Special Majlis bill concerning transitional arrangements, MDP Chairman Mohamed Nasheed (Anni) told Miadhu.The ruling DRP have rejected the notion of a transitional Government to implement the country’s new constitution ahead of next year’s multi-party elections. Gayoom told Dhaalu Meedho islanders recently there is no reason why Maldives should have a transitional Government, and said it is unnecessary for free and fair elections.The alliance, made up of opposition parties, says a free and fair election is not possible if Gayoom, himself a presidential candidate, presides over it. more