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The Maldives risks following in Sri Lanka's footsteps

Cracks in ruling coalition may allow strongman Yameen to return to power

| Maldives
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, left, insists the four-party coalition is needed for stability, while Mohamed Nasheed favors a pure MDP government that could better tackle corruption.   © Reuters

John Kachtik is a government relations specialist based in Singapore. He previously directed foreign assistance programs across Asia at the Washington-based International Republican Institute.

As the world watches Sri Lanka's economic and political collapse, one country more than any other should take notice: the Maldives.

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