Maldives Politics

Mohamed Nasheed, center, who resigned Tuesday from his post as Maldivian president, marches along with his supporters during a rally in Male, Maldives, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. Supporters of Nasheed rioted through the streets of the capital Wednesday, throwing petrol bombs at police and demanding he be reinstated. The chaos erupted after Nasheed’s successor, President Mohammed Waheed Hassan, appealed for a government of national unity to end the political turmoil that has wracked the country for months . (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)