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Mohamed Nasheed and Ibrahim Solih’s Maldivian Democratic Party won Maldives' parliamentary polls with a massive mandate on 6 April.
The parliamentary election results mark Maldives’ return to ‘India first’ policy while arresting its tilt towards China.
Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed leads his party to a landslide victory just five months since returning from exile.
It has been a long day in the world of foreign affairs, and we begin by looking at how the Democrats and the Republicans, the two leading parties of the US, reached a deal to avert another government shutdown.
The loan agreement came after talks between newly-elected Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Maldivian president Solih, who came to power a month ago, arrived in New Delhi on a three-day state visit.
Modi government has lined up generous aid and a high-level visit to Male by the PM as it looks for course correction in ties with the island nation.
The Chinese foreign ministry said that it hoped Male will make the right choice and not pull out of a free trade deal with Beijing.
Former president Abdulla Yameen had signed the free trade agreement with China in Beijing in December last year.
Previous Maldives govt had asked India to take back choppers as it made overtures towards China. New government is more pro-India.