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Madagascar: two ex-presidents up for run-off Dec. 19 | Africanews - 4 months ago, 19 Nov 10:18

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Madagascar will hold a second round of elections on December 19 between two ex-presidents as neither failed to win out-rightly.

According to the Independent electoral commission, Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana, came up tops in the first round of votes on November 7..

Neither of the candidate obtained the 50% of votes needed to win. Rajoelina had 39.19% of the votes, ahead of Ravalomanana who got 35.29%, the EC said. November 7.

Another former head of state, outgoing President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, placed third in the polls with only 8.84% of the vote.

The commission said turnout was 54. 3%.

The three main candidates out of a total of 36, have accused the electoral authorities of fraud and corruption. AFP said the official result will be the subject of bitter legal challenge, as appeals have already been lodged with the country’s High Constitutional Court. 

This climate of suspicion raises concern about the continuation of the process ...
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