Madagascar’s top court proclaimed former leader Andry Rajoelina winner of a hard-fought presidential vote, rejecting his rival’s accusations of fraud.
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Madagascar Presidential Candidate’s Team Cries Foul in Election
Madagascar presidential candidate’s team said they had filed a formal complaint Thursday after the electoral commission declared Andry Rajoelina the winner.
Two Rivals Defiant in Tense Madagascar Vote Count
Vote counting in Madagascar’s presidential election was roiled by accusations of fraud Thursday as the two candidates both claimed victory in a standoff.
Madagascar Holds Vital Presidential Runoff Vote
Voters in Madagascar are casting their ballots in a presidential runoff election between two former presidents and bitter rivals.
Former President Alleges Fraud in Madagascar Vote
Former Madagascan president Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Thursday alleges fraud in this week’s election, heightening fears of protests and a disputed result.
Vote Count Begins as Madagascar Chooses President
President Hery Rajaonarimampianina is seeking a second term in office and his two main challengers are former heads of state: Marc Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina.
Key Madagascar Election Set as President Steps Down to Run
President Henry Rajaonarimampianina of Madagascar has stepped down in order to contest for the upcoming elections in November and December 2018.
Madagascar Parliament Votes to Oust President in Crisis
Embattled President’s fate to be decided in court after unprecedented Madagascar Parliament vote
Madagascar Vote Can Reset Path to Democracy
Long delayed elections hold danger and promise amid year’s turbulent Madagascar vote preparations
Election Watch: Malagasy Freedom
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