Maldives – “Silent Protest”

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There was both excitement and tension in the air as the Maldives geared up for presidential elections on November 9. After several months of intense campaigning, people have grown restless with prolonged delays in holding the election. Even with the country’s constitutional crisis, the people’s desire for a free and fair election has not been dampened, and a “Silent Protest” was held on October 21 calling for an election, as documented by photographer Shaari.

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