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Madagascar’s new President, Andry Rajoelina, left, speaks during his inauguration ceremony in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Rajoelina told a crowd in the capital that for the first time since independence Madagascar is seeing a peaceful, democratic transfer of power between two elected leaders and vowed to combat corruption. (Associated Press)

Madagascar’s new president Andry Rajoelina sworn in

One month after the run-off election for the presidency of Madagascar, the new Head of State, Andry Rajoelina, took his oath of office on Saturday.
Madagascar’s new President, Andry Rajoelina, left, speaks during his inauguration ceremony in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Rajoelina told a crowd in the capital that for the first time since independence Madagascar is seeing a peaceful, democratic transfer of power between two elected leaders and vowed to combat corruption. (Associated Press)

Madagascar’s new president vows to fight corruption

Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina used his inauguration speech on Saturday to pledge to fight corruption in a country where politics and business are widely seen as beset by graft.
Presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina casts his ballot during the presidential election in Madagascar [Gianluigi Guercia-AFP-Getty Images]

Andry Rajoelina confirmed winner of Madagascar presidential election

Madagascar's Constitutional Court on Tuesday confirmed Andry Rajoelina as the winner of the country's presidential election after his opponent had lodged a complaint alleging that the result was riddled with fraud.

Opposition protests over Madagascar vote result

Thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets in the capital of Madagascar on Saturday to protest against the victory of ex-president Andry Rajoelina in last week's elections.
Madagascar presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina casts his ballot in Antananarivo, on November 7, 2018. - Madagascar was voting for a new president in unprecedented polls in which the three front-runners are former heads of state facing-off amid efforts to defuse a political crisis. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP)

Andry Rajoelina: Madagascar’s ex-‘DJ’ returns as new president

Andry Rajoelina, who returned to the helm of Madagascar after last week's hotly-contested election, is one of three politicians to have dominated the politics of the Indian Ocean island nation.
Presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina casts his ballot during the presidential election in Madagascar [Gianluigi Guercia-AFP-Getty Images]

Former president Andry Rajoelina wins Madagascar election

Former Madagascan president Andry Rajoelina has beaten his rival and predecessor Marc Ravalomanana in an election beset by allegations of fraud, the electoral commission said Thursday.
Madagascar presidential candidate Marc Ravalomanana casts his ballot at the polling station in Faravohitra district during the 2nd round of the presidential election, in Antananarivo, on 19 December 2018. AFP

Madagascar’s Marc Ravalomanana sees ‘injustice’ in poll results

Marc Ravalomanana, the former Madagascar president who has sought another term, urged supporters on Sunday to protest as he appeared headed for defeat in a run-off poll.
Presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina casts his ballot during the presidential election in Madagascar [Gianluigi Guercia-AFP-Getty Images]

Former president Andry Rajoelina closes in on Madagascar election win

Former Madagascan president Andry Rajoelina is set to return to power as partial election results on Saturday have given him a clear lead over his rival Marc Ravalomanana.
Madagascar presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina casts his ballot in Antananarivo, on November 7, 2018. - Madagascar was voting for a new president in unprecedented polls in which the three front-runners are former heads of state facing-off amid efforts to defuse a political crisis. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP)

Andry Rajoelina leads in Madagascar election – partial results

Former president Andry Rajoelina on Friday took an early lead in Madagascar's election count with a clear advantage over his rival Marc Ravalomanana, according to partial official results.
Malagasy Presidential candidate Marc Ravalomanana (R) and Presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina (L) get ready ahead of a public debate at the Malagasy Public broadcaster on December 16, 2018 in Antananarivo, Madagascar. – Two former presidents of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana, will face each other in a run-off election to decide who will lead the Indian Ocean island nation. (Photo by GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP)

Madagascar votes in showdown between two ex-presidents

Madagascans voted on Wednesday in a run-off election between two rivals who have waited years to come face-to-face in a fiercely personal battle for power in the Indian Ocean island.
Malagasy Presidential candidate Marc Ravalomanana (R) and Presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina (L) get ready ahead of a public debate at the Malagasy Public broadcaster on December 16, 2018 in Antananarivo, Madagascar. – Two former presidents of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana, will face each other in a run-off election to decide who will lead the Indian Ocean island nation. (Photo by GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP)

Madagascan ex-presidents face off in election clash

Madagascar heads to the polls on Wednesday in a crunch head-to-head election between two arch-rivals who have dominated political life on the poverty-stricken Indian Ocean island for years.
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Chinese fishing deal makes waves ahead of Madagascar polls

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Madagascar presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina casts his ballot in Antananarivo, on November 7, 2018. - Madagascar was voting for a new president in unprecedented polls in which the three front-runners are former heads of state facing-off amid efforts to defuse a political crisis. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP)

Top Madagascar presidential hopeful alleges vote ‘manipulation’

The frontrunner in Madagascar's presidential race accused election officials of "manipulation" on Monday after they published results that showed him short of the absolute majority needed to avoid a second round run-off vote.
Madagascar presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina casts his ballot in Antananarivo, on November 7, 2018. - Madagascar was voting for a new president in unprecedented polls in which the three front-runners are former heads of state facing-off amid efforts to defuse a political crisis. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP)

Madagascar rivals set for election run-off

Two former presidents of Madagascar look set to compete in a hotly-contested run-off election in December after partial results on Thursday showed they were frontrunners in the first-round vote.
Madagascar presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina casts his ballot in Antananarivo, on November 7, 2018. - Madagascar was voting for a new president in unprecedented polls in which the three front-runners are former heads of state facing-off amid efforts to defuse a political crisis. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP)

Madagascar ex-president Andry Rajoelina leads in vote count

Former Madagascar president Andry Rajoelina was leading after last week's presidential election aimed at ending a political crisis, ahead of rival Marc Ravalomanana, according to preliminary results released on Sunday.
Polling official wait for voters at a polling station of Isotry district in Antananarivo on November 7, 2018, during the first round of Madagascar's presidential election. - Madagascar went to the polls on November 7, to elect a new president, with a packed field of candidates led by three former heads of state pitching their ideas for ending a political crisis and boosting the economy. (Photo by RIJASOLO / AFP)

EU: ‘Very minor’ irregularities in Madagascar vote

EU election observers said on Friday that Madagascar's presidential election this week had "very minor" irregularities after candidate Hery Rajaonarimampianina alleged the vote was mired by fraud.
Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina attends the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 30, 2017. Picture taken January 30, 2017. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Hery Rajaonarimampianina alleges fraud in Madagascar vote

Former Madagascan president Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Thursday alleged that “many voting irregularities” pointed to fraud in this week’s election, heightening fears of a disputed result as counting continued.
Madagascar election. Getty

Madagascar goes to the polls to pick next president

Madagascar votes on Wednesday for a new president in unprecedented polls in which the three front-runners are former heads of state facing-off amid efforts to defuse a political crisis.

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