Photo by Munshin Mohamed.
Anni (President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives) has written Op-Eds in Foreign Policy, the New York Times and given an impromptu TED Talk in a very interesting chair. In his house I think.
His basic point is that he was elected, he was trying to reform the judiciary, and the old dictatorship staged a coup. Now he’s asking for elections, as are the thousands of Maldivians in the streets (given that it’s a small country, it’s a lot).
After achieving a Maldivian Spring to gain elections, after the death of a young boy in police custody, the Maldives faces a Winter after a police coup. As Anni says:
The principle is clear: democratically elected governments can only be removed by the people who elected them, not by force of arms. (Foreign Policy)
So yeah. Elections please.