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Maldives' Parliament impeaches vice president accused of plotting to kill president

  • Policemen patrol near the Parliament building as members vote on the impeachment motion against Vice-President Ahmed Adeeb in Male, Maldives, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Maldives' Parliament Thursday voted overwhelmingly to impeach the country's vice president, who has been accused of plotting to kill the president. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain)

    Policemen patrol near the Parliament building as members vote on the impeachment motion against Vice-President Ahmed Adeeb in Male, Maldives, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Maldives' Parliament Thursday voted overwhelmingly to impeach the country's vice president, who has been accused of plotting to kill the president. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain)  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of the Parliament come out after voting on the impeachment motion against Vice-President Ahmed Adeeb in Male, Maldives, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Maldives' Parliament Thursday voted overwhelmingly to impeach the country's vice president, who has been accused of plotting to kill the president. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain)

    Members of the Parliament come out after voting on the impeachment motion against Vice-President Ahmed Adeeb in Male, Maldives, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Maldives' Parliament Thursday voted overwhelmingly to impeach the country's vice president, who has been accused of plotting to kill the president. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain)  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of Maldivian army counter terrorism force return after searching a house for suspected explosives in Male, Maldives, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Maldives' Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to impeach the country's vice president, who will be charged with terrorism for plotting to kill the president, a minister said. The president, who was not hurt in the blast, has declared a state of emergency, saying the explosion and subsequent discovery of arms posed a threat to national security. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain)

    Members of Maldivian army counter terrorism force return after searching a house for suspected explosives in Male, Maldives, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Maldives' Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to impeach the country's vice president, who will be charged with terrorism for plotting to kill the president, a minister said. The president, who was not hurt in the blast, has declared a state of emergency, saying the explosion and subsequent discovery of arms posed a threat to national security. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain)  (The Associated Press)

Maldives' Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to impeach the country's vice president, who has been accused of plotting to kill the president.

Ahmed Adeeb is the second vice president to be impeached in three months. He has been arrested for allegedly planning to kill President Yameen Abdul Gayoom in an explosion on his speedboat on Sept. 28.

The impeachment motion received 61 votes in favor and none opposed in the 85-member Parliament on Thursday. The main opposition group, the Maldivian Democratic Party, abstained.

The president declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, saying the explosion and subsequent discovery of arms posed a threat to national security.