Solih, Ibrahim Mohamed

Solih, Ibrahim Mohamed,

1964–, Maldivian political leader, president of the Maldives (2018–). Popularly known as "Ibu," he had a successful career as a journalist before he was first elected to parliament in 1994. With Mohamed NasheedNasheed, Mohamed
, 1967–, Maldivian political leader. A journalist, he often ran afoul of President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and was imprisoned several times. "Anni" was first elected to parliament in 1999, but lost his seat (2001) due to a theft prosecution that was seen as
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, he was a founding member (2003) of the Maldivian Democratic party and an advocate for multiparty democracy. In 2018 Solih became the opposition's presidential candidate when Nasheed was barred from running, and defeated President Abdullah YameenYameen, Abdullah
(Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayoom), 1959–, Maldivian politician, president of the Maldives (2013–18). The half-brother of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who was president from 1978 to 2008, Yameen was first elected to parliament in 1993 and served as minister of
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