Pro-China party wins Maldives election in landslide

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu’s party earned a landslide victory in parliamentary elections, local media reported on Monday, a result set to move the Indian Ocean archipelago closer to China and away from traditional partner India.

Muizzu’s People’s National Congress, also known as PNC, won 71 of the 93 seats available on Sunday, preliminary results from the Maldives Elections Commission and media projections showed.

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