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Abdulla Yameen has won the presidential election run-off vote in the Maldives

240,000 voters hope will bring an end to two years of political turmoil

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Abdulla Yameen has won the presidential election news

Male: Polls have opened in the Maldives fourth attempt to hold run-off presidential elections that the island's 240,000 voters hope will bring an end to two years of political turmoil.

Abdulla Yameen has won the presidential election run-off vote in the Maldives, officials say; reports the BBC yesterday.

Mr Yameen secured 51.3% of the vote, compared with 48.6% for ex-President Mohamed Nasheed, the Election Commission said.

Mr Nasheed had won 47% in the first round this month, just short of the 50% needed for outright victory, in an election process mired in controversy. He is up against Abdulla Yameen, a half-brother of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who ruled the holiday island paradise for 30 years and is considered a dictator by opponents and rights groups.

He has accepted defeat, saying he supported the democratic process. (Source: BBC)

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