Male, 11 November: A political crisis deepened in the Maldives today when parliament’s Speaker warned caretaker president Mohamed Waheed that his mandate had expired after the country failed to hold elections on time.
Speaker Abdulla Shahid, who is linked to the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), told Mr Waheed that he had no right to govern because his time in office had lapsed under the terms of the constitution.
The SC postponed a run-off presidential vote which could have elected a president yesterday, a move that drew further international criticism.     AFP