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People of Maldives vs Waheed

by Azra Naseem

Relations between Presidents and their Vice Presidents can be difficult.

Judging from what Waheed has said about Nasheed since taking over the latter’s job, and from what Waheed’s Political Advisor Dr Hassan Saeed said about Waheed’s time as VP, I imagine exchanges between the duo going something like this:

We may never know the ins and outs of the Waheed-Nasheed relationship. What we can infer, from the evidence before us, is that Waheed’s feelings about Nasheed were deep enough for him to collude with a group of power-hungry men and women conspiring to bring about the downfall of a democratically elected government, of which he was a part.

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