Abdulla Yameen sworn in as New President of Maldives.
Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, widely known as Abdulla Yameen was on Novmber 17, 2013 sworn in as the sixth President of the Maldives, ending nearly two years of political turmoil that threatened to isolate the country internationally.
Mohammad Jameel was sworn in as vice-President. 54-year-old Yameen, an economist and a candidate of Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), clinched an unexpected victory in the presidential run-off yesterday by receiving 51.39 per cent of the votes over opposition leader and former president Mohammed Nasheed who garnered 48.61 per cent of the votes.
Nasheed conceded the election on Saturday and said he would not challenge the results.