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Tourists urged to boycott Maldives after vote halted

SO CLOSE:Democracy candidate Nasheed was expected to do well in Saturday’s election after a first round of narrowly missing outright victory

AFP, MALE

Nasheed, a pro-democracy campaigner and climate change activist, has faced various tussles with the country’s judiciary.

He sees it as biased and intent on protecting the interests of Gayoom and of a handful of tycoons who control the tourism industry in the country of 1,192 islands.

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