MALE (Reuters) - The Maldives Supreme Court on Monday annulled the results of the September 7 presidential election and scheduled a fresh vote for October 20 after a candidate challenged the outcome, citing irregularities.
Four of seven judges approved the decision after the top court suspended the run-off election that was to have been held on September 28.
Mohamed Nasheed, the country's first democratically elected president who was ousted under disputed circumstances in February 2012, won the September 7 first round with 45.45 percent of votes, short of the 50 percent needed for outright victory.
(Reporting by J.J. Robinson in Male; Writing by Shihar Aneez in Colombo; Editing by Mark Heinrich)
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