The Maldives’ new president
This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll learn the answer to the question about the recent presidential election in the Maldives. You’ll hear about the WWI Armistice commemoration in Paris, enjoy some great music – and of course, there’s the new quiz question. Just click on the arrow in the photo above and enjoy!
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This week’s quiz: On 29 September, I asked you a question about the Maldives, the nation of 26 coral atolls and close to 2000 islands in the Indian Ocean. On 23 September, Maldivians went to the polls to elect their next president, and I asked you to send me the name of the man who won, as well as the name of his party and the percentage of votes with which he won.
Solih received over 58% of the vote. He will be inaugurated today, 17 November. He is the seventh president of the Maldives, and the country's third democratically-elected president.
The winners are: Three members of the RFI Listeners Club: Mrs C O Agboola from Ekiti State in Nigeria; Vamuyan A Kromah from Monrovia, Liberia and Arne Timm from Harjumaa, Estonia. From the United RFI Listeners Club of Golaghat in Assam, India, there’s