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Vol 54 No 23

Published 15th November 2013


Madagascar

Election outcome still in the balance

The difficult part is now over and polling passed off without major incident, although a second round of voting may be needed to decide the ultimate winner

Four-and-a-half years of transition finally came to a peaceful conclusion on 25 October when Malagasies went to the polls for the first round of the presidential elections. After postponements twice this year because of political tensions, there had been doubts whether the elections would happen at all, but in the end both the campaign and the polls took place without incident.

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