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Vol 54 No 11

Published 24th May 2013


Madagascar

Three too many

Three familiar names pop up again on the list of presidential hopefuls

When the Cour spéciale électorale (CES, Special Electoral Court) announced on 3 May the final list of candidates for the presidential poll on 24 July, the number had at least fallen from 49 to 41. However, it was not the number of candidates that caused shock but the fact that Andry Rajoelina, the President of the transitional government, was one of them. Between the 28 April deadline and the CES validation, his name had somehow crept on to the list.

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