The government wants to change election laws to include controversial and widely condemned Supreme Court guidelines that annulled the first round of presidential polls in 2013.
Under the proposed changes the Elections Commission would have to get candidates or their representatives to approve and verify the voter list before an election can take place, which is currently illegal.
Another amendment would ensure that only a voter list approved and verified by candidates or their representatives is used in the Maldives or abroad. Presidential polls are scheduled to take place this year.
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