Pro-China winner vows to unite Maldives, releases ex-leader

In the wake of divisive Maldivian elections, President-elect Mohamed Muizzu swiftly secured the release of his mentor, former President Abdulla Yameen. Muizzu aims to rebalance international relations, notably with India, shifting away from the previous administration’s pro-China stance. This geopolitical recalibration marks a significant change in the region’s power dynamics.