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101 East speaks to the new president of the Maldives and asks if the country could slide back into dictatorship.
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2012 09:53
A dramatic leadership change in the Maldives has led to protests on the streets. Could this island paradise slide back to dictatorship?

The Maldives has seen its first democratically-elected president, Mohamad Nasheed, resign amid rumours of a coup.

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It has thrown the South Asian archipelago into political chaos, with Nasheed's supporters continuing their protests in the capital, Male.

The new administration is trying to weather the storm with a coalition government, joining up with parties linked to conservative Islam and the country's previous 30-year dictatorship. 

101 East speaks with Mohammed Waheed Hassan, the newly-sworn in president, about the state of democracy in the Maldives.

 
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