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MPRF-D Gen Secy Singh quits party

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LAHAN —

Madhesi People’s Right Forum-Democratic (MPRF-D) General Gecretary Mrigendra Kumar Singh has announced to leave from the party.

Talking to RSS Frday, he announced his resignation as he had been there in course of participating in Terai protest.

He added that he decided to resign from the party as the party participated in the incumbent government without formal decision in the party.

Singh blamed that his party deceived the Terai people by participating in the government without resolving the Terai problem.

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Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidency

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MALE — Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has beaten incumbent Abdulla Yameen according to provisional results, the country’s Elections Commission says.

Results released by the Elections Commission showed Mr Solih securing 133,808 votes (58.3 percent) compared to the 95,526 for incumbent Abdulla Yameen. The voter turnout was over 88 per cent out of the 262,000-strong electorate.

The Maldives government has acknowledged the opposition’s victory after the vote on Sunday, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen who was widely expected to win.

There were no other candidates.

Mr Solih had the backing of a united opposition trying to oust Mr Yameen, but struggled for visibility with the electorate, with local media fearful of falling afoul of heavy-handed decrees and reporting restrictions.

“I call on Yameen to respect the will of the people and bring about a peaceful, smooth transfer of power,” Solih said on television, shortly after interim results from the country’s election commission.

“We have won this election with a comfortable majority,” Solih said.

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