MALE, Maldives – Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has taken over the chairmanship of the Maldives after a violent political discord caused by the autocratic rule of outgoing leader Yameen Abdul Gayoom.
Thousands of people cheered Solih of the Maldivian Democratic Party. At a solemn swearing on Saturday in a football stadium, which was selected for a large number of his followers.
The Maldives, an Indian Ocean known for its luxury resorts, became a multi-party democracy in 2008.
Since her election In 201
Neighboring India was concerned about China's growing influence under Yameen, who signed a series of infrastructure projects with Beijing.
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