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NPR Headline NewsSep 24, 2018
Surprise Victory Of Opposition In Maldives Elections, A Referendum On Democracy
Voter turnout was nearly 90 percent. The challenger beat the incumbent president, who is accused of jailing opponents. The Indian Ocean nation is at the center of a rivalry between India and China.

Opposition victory in Maldives deals potential blow to China (Reuters World News)

Christian Science Monitor--worldSep 24, 2018
In high-stakes election in the Maldives, a win for democracy
In what many feared would be a rigged election and a slide back toward autocratic rule, opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared victory over President Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Over the past few years, Mr. Yameen has grown increasingly powerful by jailing his opponents. 

Washington Post World NewsSep 24, 2018
Maldives' president concedes loss to opposition candidate
Maldives strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has conceded he lost Sunday's election to his challenger, longtime lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, in a speech broadcast live on television
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