Hospital officials said Mohamed Nasheed remains in an intensive care unit after initial life-saving surgeries to his head, chest, abdomen and limbs.
Maldives' first democratically elected president and current Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed was deeply injured in a blast and remains in the hospital.
Mohamed Nasheed, 53, is "in a critical condition in intensive care," doctors say, after he was hit by shrapnel from a bomb blast outside his home.
Ex-president Mohamed Nasheed, 51, was set for a dramatic return to the top of the national parliament, with his Maldivian Democratic Party headed for a two-thirds majority in the 87-member assembly.
Former president Abdulla Yameen is accused of receiving $1 million of government money through a private company that is now being implicated in a corrupt deal to lease tropical islands for hotel development.
Maldives President Abdulla Yameen was expected to cement his grip on power in the tropical archipelago in an election that opposition and international groups have criticised for a lack of transparency and the suppression of dissent.
Around 240,000 Maldivians will head to the polls on Sunday to choose their president in the small Indian Ocean nation.
The court's decision strengthens President Abdulla Yameen's majority in the 85-member legislature that will vote to extend the state of emergency for a month.
The Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago, is in political turmoil after President Abdulla Yameen imposed a state of emergency and arrested top judges in what the UN has called an “all-out assault on democracy.”
The Maldives has been in crisis since last week, when the Supreme Court quashed convictions ranging from corruption to terrorism against nine opposition figures, including former president Mohamed Nasheed.
The new ruling comes as President Abdulla Yameen moved to assert his power over judges, declaring a state of emergency and ordering security forces to raid the court compound where the justices were arrested.
Best known as an "A-list" holiday destination, the Maldives plunged into crisis after the Supreme Court quashed terrorism convictions against nine leading opposition figures, including the country's exiled, first democratically elected president.
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