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Maldives election expected to cement president s grip on power

MALE - Maldives President Abdulla Yameen is expected to cement his grip on power in the tropical archipelago in an election on Sunday that opposition and international groups have criticized for a lack of transparency and the suppression of dissent. The Muslim-majority Indian Ocean nation of 400,000 people has become a theater of rivalry between its traditional partner, India, and China, which has backed Yameen s infrastructure drive, and prompted concern in the West about Beijing s increasing

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