Mohammed Waheed Deen

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Mohammed Waheed Deen
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3rd Vice President of the Maldives
In office
25 April 2012 – 10 November 2013
President Mohammed Waheed Hassan Manik
Preceded by Mohammed Waheed Hassan Manik
Succeeded by Dr. Mohamed Jameel Ahmed

Al Amir Mohammed Waheed Deen ({}}) served as the Vice President of the Maldives from April 25, 2012 to November 10, 2013. He was appointed by President Mohamed Waheed Hassan on February 15, 2012, following the disputed resignation of the previous president, Mohamed Nasheed.[1] He is also the Chairman of Bandos Island Resort.[1] Deen is the son of Prince Abdullah Imaaduddeen and Koli Dhon Didi. He is also a member of the Maldivian Royal Family as his grandfather was Sultan Muhammad Imaaduddeen IV.[2] He previously served as Minister of Atolls Development and Minister of Youth and Sports until August 2008 under Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.[1][3] He resigned from the Vice President’s post hours before the end of the presidential term, and after the country’s last ditch attempt to elect a new president before the constitutional deadline of November 11 failed after the Supreme Court suspended the runoff which was slated for 10 November. Neither the Vice President nor the Government stated the cause of the resignation.


  1. ^ a b c JJ Robinson and Hawwa Lubna (15 February 2012). "Waheed Deen nominated as Vice President". Minivan News. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Haveeru News on 15th February 2012 , Maldives Royal Family Website
  3. ^ Shantanu Guha Ray (14 May 2012). "Maldives President Mohamed Waheed seeks predecessor Mohammed Nasheed's involvement to solve political crisis". India Today. Retrieved 9 November 2013.