24 September 2013, Maleā, The Supreme Court of Maldives has passed a ruling yesterday evening to postpone the second round of the Presidential Election scheduled to be held on 28 September 2013. The Court, in its ruling highlighted the ongoing proceedings regarding alleged discrepancies in the election process, issues raised about the credibility of the electoral list and request for postponement of the Presidential runoff till there is a verdict on the case. The court injunction is aimed at finding time for the court to complete its hearings on the case.
However, the Government is keen that there is an early resolution of the case and a date for the second round of Election is issued by the concerned authorities. The Government also urges all political parties to maintain peace and calm in the country and refrain from inciting any form of violence aimed at disrupting public order.