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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)

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.
Marc Ravalomanana

Madagascar ex-presidents in final bid to return to power

Two former Madagascar presidents drew tens of thousands of supporters to rival rallies in the capital Antananarivo on Saturday as they entered the final stretch of their election campaign.

Madagascan president steps down ahead of election

Madagascan President Hery Rajaonarimampianina stepped down on Friday, in line with the constitution, to contest elections in which he will face rivals including opposition leader and ex-president Andry Rajoelina.
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

Madagascar: 46 candidates file for presidential race

At least 45 candidates have filed papers to compete with incumbent President Hery Rajaonarimampianina of Madagascar in the Nov. 7, 2018 presidential election.
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

Madagascar president confirms bid for second term

President Hery Rajaonarimampianina of Madagascar officially confirmed Friday he would seek re-election in November, setting the stage for a showdown with his arch-rival, opposition leader and ex-president Andry Rajoelina.
Olivier Solonandrasana

Madagascar to hold presidential election in November

Madagascar will hold the first round of presidential elections in November with the second round due in December, Prime Minister, Olivier Solonandrasana said on Friday, after a court ordered the president to form a consensus government.
Madagascar's newly appointed Prime Minister Christian Ntsay speaks to the media during his handover ceremony in Antananarivo, Madagascar June 6, 2018. REUTERS|Clarel Faniry Rasoanaivo

New Madagascar prime minister vows ‘free’ elections

Madagascar's new Prime Minister Christian Ntsay vowed Thursday that elections would be "transparent" and "free" after the Constitutional Court had ordered the formation of a "consensus" government to stage the polls by year's end.

Madagascar opposition asks court to unseat defecting MPs

The opposition in Madagascar on Tuesday petitioned the country's top court to unseat 18 of its lawmakers who crossed the floor to join the ruling party.

Madagascar leader urges end to unrest amid protests over deaths

Madagascar’s president on Monday demanded an end to unrest he said was intended to divide the country after two demonstrators were killed in a confrontation between police and anti-government protesters at the weekend.

Malagasy leader Hery Rajaonarimampianina warns of coup plot

Malagasy President Hery Rajaonarimampianina has said a weekend opposition protest rally in Antananarivo pointed to a coup plot.

Madagascar summons US envoys over ex-leader’s dairy cows

The Madagascar government on Monday summoned the US ambassador after the embassy commented on a court decision that left dairy cows belonging to ex-president Marc Ravalomanana unattended and without food.

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