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Vol 59 No 23

Published 23rd November 2018


Second-round grudge match

The second round of the Madagascar presidential election on 19 December promises to be a hard fight between two sworn enemies: Marc Ravalomanana, who led the country from 2002-09, and Andry Rajoelina, the man who deposed him in a coup. They polled 35% and 39% respectively in the first round, with the incumbent, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, taking a mere 9% of the 5.3 million votes cast.

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