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Mohamed Muizzu Wins Runoff Election to Become Maldives President

HeadlineOct 02, 2023

Voters in the Maldives have elected opposition leader Mohamed Muizzu as president of the Indian Ocean archipelago. Muizzu won 54% of the vote in Sunday’s runoff election, defeating incumbent President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who cultivated strategic ties with India. Mohamed Muizzu oversaw several Chinese-funded infrastructure projects in the Maldives and is more closely aligned with Beijing.

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