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Vol 42 No 24

Published 7th December 2001


Madagascar

Rising Ravalomanana

Madagascans expect a close race in the 16 December presidential election when the main challenger to long entrenched President Didier Ratsiraka is the rank outsider, media magnate and supermarket tycoon Marc Ravalomanana. The betting in Antananarivo is that the contest will go to a second round in January.

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