Nasheed calls on Trump to accept defeat

Mohamed Nasheed
The former President of Maldives and the current Speaker of the Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed. | Photo via Avas

Male’, Maldives – Former President and current Speaker of the Parliament of Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed calls on President Donald Trump of United States to accept his defeat in the 2020 elections.

Nasheed tweeted saying that although he won the 2013 elections, the Maldives Supreme Court annulled it and kept delaying and re-running the vote to ensure that he lost the elections. Despite that, Nasheed said that he conceded to the results to maintain peace and stability in the country.

With this, Nasheed called on to Trump to accept his defeat as unlike how Nasheed faced in 2013, the elections of the United States had proceeded smoothly.

The statement from Nasheed comes after Trump gave a speech to never accept defeat which had stormed hundreds of his supporters in the U.S. Capitol causing chaos in the area in hopes of overturning the elections that Trump lost. 

Nasheed referred to this as “nothing less than an attempted coup d’état”. He also added that as someone who has already been through one, he knows exactly what a coup looks like. In addition to this, Nasheed noted that it’ss not just the US democracy, but democratic freedoms and norms around the world that are currently under attack.

On November 07, Joe Biden won majority of the electoral college votes as he flipped PA and Wisconsin. He was also ahead 5 million votes in popular vote, as Biden got a record 77.5 million votes. He secured 306 electoral college votes while Trump only got 232.

After Joe Biden was announced as the president-elect, Trump went on to obnoxiously claim that there has been voter fraud and that he will not concede although majority of democrat supporters continue to demand him to concede.

While Trump is busy with the claims that he has no proof of, Joe Biden prepares for his new administration that is expected to be inaugurated on January 20, 2021.