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URGENT ¥¥¥ Maldives to hold first polls since president toppled

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The Maldives is to hold presidential polls on September 7, the first since the archipelago's first democratically elected leader was toppled in what he called a coup, the government said Wednesday.

"The election commission has announced September 7 as the date," Masood Imad, media secretary to President Mohamed Waheed, told AFP.

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