Maldives government thwarts opposition bid to oust speaker – Washington Post

Parliament speaker Abdulla Maseeh during the debate on the motion of no confidence submitted against him. PHOTO/MAJLIS

By Associated Press,

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A bid by the opposition to wrest control of the Maldives’ Parliament has failed after its lawmakers were either evicted or walked out from a vote on ousting the speaker following a dispute over problems with the electronic voting system.

The government on Tuesday defeated a motion to oust the speaker by 48 votes with none opposing.

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