Outgoing president raises concerns over Maldives vote
COLOMBO (AFP) - Outgoing Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed raised concerns on Sunday about the first round of the polls in which he suffered a humiliating defeat, while calling for "peace and harmony" before the final vote.
Mr Waheed received just 5.13 percent of the vote in the first round on September 7, while ex-leader Mohamed Nasheed took the top spot with 45.45 percent.
Mr Nasheed, however, fell short of the majority mark and now faces a tricky run-off against his nearest rival Abdullah Yameen, who garnered 25.35 percent.
"I am very concerned that there are some very serious allegations regarding the election," Mr Waheed said in a statement.