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Attempted coup forces Maldives President to quit

By The Assam Tribune

MALE, Feb 7 � Maldives� first democratically elected President resigned today after a police mutiny described by his office as an attempted coup, capping three weeks of political upheaval in the holiday paradise. �It will be better for the country in the current situation if I resign. I don�t want to run the country with an iron-fist. I am resigning,� President Mohamed Nasheed told a televised press conference.

Early in the day, rebel police officers joined anti-government protests that have rocked the capital Male for the past three weeks. They later took over state television and began broadcasting an opposition channel. � PTI

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Attempted coup forces Maldives President to quit

MALE, Feb 7 � Maldives� first democratically elected President resigned today after a police mutiny described by his office as an attempted coup, capping three weeks of political upheaval in the holiday paradise. �It will be better for the country in the current situation if I resign. I don�t want to run the country with an iron-fist. I am resigning,� President Mohamed Nasheed told a televised press conference.

Early in the day, rebel police officers joined anti-government protests that have rocked the capital Male for the past three weeks. They later took over state television and began broadcasting an opposition channel. � PTI