Voting In Maldives

Polling ended in the Maldives, where voters had Saturday made their third attempt to elect a president, hoping to put behind them two failed polls as a constitutional deadline approached.

“Voting was concluded across the country without major incidents,” a spokesman for the election commissioner’s office said.

My Ignorance

 

so the marked area is a country of which i was not aware. in case, you share my ignorance, this is republic of Azerbaijan. but you might ask why am I talking about this country.  this country had a president named Heydar Aliyev who ruled the country for about 10 years, and succeeded by his son Ilham Alieyev, who recently won presidential election i.e. in Oct, 2013. But, the election process was criticized by many quarters for not being fair The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly found that the election fell far short of international standards.  European election observers announced starkly different assessments.  European Parliament (EP) and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Pace) praised the election and said they observed a “free, fair and transparent” process around election day.

Apart from this I don’t have much knowledge about this country. Lets see what will be future of such democracy.

Source: http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/10/16/dispatches-azerbaijan-attacking-messengers

you can actually read the related articles, they are useful in one sense but i generally don’t place whole reliance upon whatever is found over internet.

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