Maumoon served for thirty years as President. He wants the people to reward his leadership with his election to be the first president under the new constitution. Anni fought for democracy in this country. He would like the people to recognize his services and give him the opportunity to be the next president. Gasim has been a generous philanthropist. He would like the feeling of gratitude to turn into votes to become president. Hassan Saeed expedited the reform process and contributed to the paradigm shift. He wants the people to give him a chance to lead them as the next president. Waheed was the play maker in standing up to the government before the momentum picked up for reform and democracy. He would like the people to appreciate his efforts by electing him as president. Ibra led MDP, the heart and pulse of the opposition as its first leader, and would like to be the first president of the nation too, under the new constitution.
The question is, how do I decide who to vote for! Should I vote to repay a candidate for his past contributions to the country and to me personally or based on my personal relationship to him? Is there a yard stick to measure who is the best candidate to vote?
Should I look to the past or the future? How can I decide who is best fit to lead the future? What questions should I ask? How shall I find the answers?