"The Supreme Court has decided to accept the constitutional dispute filed by President Yameen and it would be heard," the court said on Twitter, raising the prospect of fresh upheaval in the country's turbulent recent politics. The main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), whose candidate won a landslide at the September 23 vote, said Yameen should respect the results and drop his spurious challenge. Yameen's Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) said it mounted the challenge because of complaints of irregularities it received from its constituencies. "So in light of that, President Yameen decided that the challenge must be filed for the rights of his supporters," he added. Hamid Abdul Ghafoor, the Colombo-based spokesman for the MDP, said that the legal challenge was "an attempt by Yameen to create unrest".
Source: Dhaka Tribune October 11, 2018 16:18 UTC