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YE

LL O W VS.

PINK

CONTRASTS | 18 November 2013


Positioning of The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and The Progressive Party of the Maldives PPM) Coalition* Voters. Following are generalised observations on the contrast in characteristics between MDP and PPM* voters. This focuses on the polar opposite attributes when it comes to grass root level supporters and does not necessarily reflect leadership views. *Includes Jumhooree Party (JP) and Adhaalath Party (AP) as well.


Objective

This is an effort to understand the Maldivian voters‘ mindset. Our hope is to affect positive change by channeling the positive and negative aspects in a beneficial manner.


Some characteristics may be offensive to some, and are not universal to all voters - we therefore hope this will be viewed with an open mind. Effort has been made during the assessment to avoid bias and has been based on our own experience - this is not based on any surveys or existing studies. Thus, while all attempts have been made to keep this effort subjective, it may not be accurate.

Viewers Discretion and Disclaimer


A

— adj Serving as a means or influence; helpful.

RA

1 CTE

TIC

VOTER

CH

Aspires to be Instrumental.

Compliant.

RIS

— adj Complying, obliging, or yielding.


— adj Tending to make oneself, one’s actions, etc, inconspicuous, esp because of humility or timidity; modest.

Self-effacing.

CH

A

RA

— vb To give or delegate power or authority to; authorize.

2

TIC

VOTER

CTERI

S

Empowered.


CH

Humble.

A

RA

— adj Not proud or arrogant; modest.

3 CTE

TIC

VOTER

Vainglorious.

RIS

—n Excessive elation or pride over one’s own achievements, abilities, etc.; boastful vanity.


— adj Living in a city.

Urban.

CH

A

RA

4

TIC

VOTER

CTERI

S

Rural. — adj Living in the country.


A

RA

—n The act or state of looking forward or anticipating.

5 CTE

TIC

CH

Expectations High.

VOTER

RIS

— adj Content.

Satisfied.


— adj Relying on someone or something else for aid, support, etc.

Dependent.

CH

A

RA

— adj Not influenced or controlled by others in matters of opinion, conduct, etc.

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TIC

VOTER

CTERI

S

Independent.


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TIC

RA

A

A system of a succession of persons or things ranked one above another.

VOTER

CH

Believes in deep hierarchy

CTERI

S

Believes in a shallow hierarchy.

A system of very few persons or things ranked one above another.


— adj Of or pertaining to worldly things or to things that are not regarded as religious, spiritual, or sacred; temporal.

Secular Approach. CH

RA

A

—n A form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler, the God’s or deity’s laws being interpreted by the ecclesiastical authorities.

8

TIC

VOTER

CTERI

S

Theocratic Approach.


A

RA

— adj Favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.

9

TIC

CH

Relatively Liberal.

VOTER

CTERI

S

Relatively Conservative.

— adj Disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc.


窶馬 Hatred or fear of foreigners or strangers or of their politics or culture.

Comparatively Xenophobic. CH

A

RA

窶馬 An attraction to foreign peoples, cultures, or customs.

10

TIC

VOTER

CTERI

S

Comparatively Xenophilous.


A

RA

A body of doctrine, myth, belief, etc in line with a more ‘pious, traditional and humble’ way of life.

11

TIC

VOTER

CH

Identifies with Arabic ideologies.

CTERI

S

Identifies with Western Ideologies.

The body of doctrine, myth, belief, etc. in line with the ‘civilized Western world’.


A high degree, level, or kind of schooling having attained a graduate degree, or similar qualification, or higher from an institute of repute.

Higher Education.

CH

RA

A

A degree, level, or kind of schooling having attained higher secondary schooling, or similar qualification, or lower from a local institution.

12

TIC

VOTER

CTERI

S

Basic Education.


A

RA

—n An economic system in which prices and wages are determined by unrestricted competition between businesses, without government regulation or fear of monopolies.

13

TIC

CH

Free Market.

VOTER

CTERI

S

Regulated Market.

— vb To control or direct by a rule, principle, method, etc.


— vb To hold back from action; keep in check or under control; repress.

Restrained.

CH

A

RA

— adj Possessing or exhibiting energy, especially in abundance; vigorous.

14

TIC

VOTER

CTERI

S

Energetic.


15

TIC

RA

A

—n The existing state of affairs.

VOTER

CH

Pushing to maintain Status-quo.

CTERI

S

Pushing for Change.

— vb to transform or convert.


Prepared by: domus pvt. ltd. (reg. no. C-393/2009) 1st Floor, No. 294, MajeedheeMagu, 20294, Maafanu, Male’, Rep. of Maldives

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Yellow vs. Pink : Contrasts 18 November 2013  
Yellow vs. Pink : Contrasts 18 November 2013  

Positioning of The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and The Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) Coalition Voters.

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