Warmest congratulations to Mohamed Nasheed (Anni), Dr. Waheed and the Wathan Edhey Gothah Coalition for their decisive victory in Presidential Election 2008. Congratulations also to all Maldivians. You have a new leader, a new beginning and a new future.
Wathan Edhey Gothah team has truly created history by bringing down Asia's longest surviving leader. Such leaders have rarely been defeated at the ballot box anywhere in the world. Anni truly deserves praise for his vision and resolve.
"Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge…. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance…The achievement we celebrate today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the greater triumphs and achievements that await us. Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future?" –Jawaharlal Nehru