Volume I: National Reports 1974
H. H. Marshall1
Maldives (officially referred to as the Republic of Maldives) is an independent republic. They ceased to be a British Protectorate and part of the Commonwealth on attaining independence in 1965 under the terms of an Agreement entered into between the British and Maldivian Governments on 26 July 1965 (548 UNTS 223), when they became an independent Sultanate.
I. CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM
The following provisions are contained…