President Nasheed takes Oath of Office

11 Nov

President Mohamed Nasheed (Anni) took Oath of Office of the President of Maldives around ten thirty this morning. He starts his first day of office with a renewed commitment to deliver on his five campaign promises and a promise to deliver good governance to the people.

Anni walks into office with several challenges. The first, to me, is the fact that he has decided to form a coalition government despite a candidacy that represents MDP and GIP. The new president has his hands tied by those who have demanded a portion of government in return for their support to him in the second round of presidential elections. I would have thought that in an executive presidency the government would consist of those who are from the president’s party.

There is confidence in the air that there will be change – good change. I wish the new president success in his commitment to serve the people to realize their aspirations.


Posted by on November 11, 2008 in Leadership, Presidential Election 2008


2 responses to “President Nasheed takes Oath of Office

  1. M Shahdy

    November 12, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Good point Shihab. I am also skeptical about the coalition and maintaining it will certainly be one of the biggest challenges for HEP Anni.

  2. Anonymous

    November 11, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    child rapists are still free. Ask Anni when he will jail all these people who are loitering and still abusing our kids.

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