Sunday, August 19, 2007

President declares victory in referendum, calls for national reconciliation

President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom today afternoon declared victory in yesterday’s public referendum to decide on a style of government for Maldives after winning an overwhelming endorsement from the public for a presidential system which was supported by Gayoom and his ruling Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party.

At a press conference held at Nasandhura Palace Hotel, the President thanked all the Maldivian people who voted in yesterday’s referendum, and said that the people have now given the government “massive support” to go ahead with his Reform Agenda of June 2004.

The President also said that this clears the main hurdle in completing the amendment of the constitution and called on the People’s Special Majlis, the interim constitutional assembly, to carry out work speedily so that the constitution can be amended by November 30. [Read More]

Source: Haveeru Online

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