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Maldives election commission confirms opposition victory

  • Election results showed that Solih received 58.4 percent of the votes cast in the Sept. 23 election against current president Yameen Abdul Gayoom's 41.6 percent
  • Solih was a democracy activist and former parliamentary majority leader during decades of autocratic rule in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation
By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI | AP ·