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The silent speaker: what role Shahid?

Abdulla Shahid, the speaker of parliament, is pivotal to Maldivian politics. As head of one of the three separate powers that govern us, his actions are of equal importance to those of the Executive and the judiciary. Yet he has remained largely silent through the current crisis, seemingly not in possession of any opinion whatsoever on the matter. Is his silence meant to convey neutrality? Does it?

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