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Vol 54 No 6

Published 15th March 2013


Madagascar

Secrecy mars ballot deal

Confusion surrounds when, or even if, elections can be held this year but nobody doubts that the public yearns for an end to the political vacuum

Malagasy have been waiting a long time to have their electoral say but on 5 February, the electoral commission postponed the long-awaited presidential election from 8 May to 24 July. The legislative polls and the second presidential round would take place on 25 September after the cabinet approved them on 6 March.

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