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MPs walk out of Maldives assembly

A quarter of the members of the Maldives new constitutional assembly have staged a walkout during its first sitting in the the capital, Male. The unprecedented defiance led to the 24 MPs being surrounded by police, who in turn were surrounded by onlookers. The angry scenes came as the assembly discussed re-drafting the country’s constitution and introducing reforms. A government spokesman downplayed the incident, saying differences with the opposition had now been resolved.Full Story

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