3 January 2014

Madagascar: Former Finance Minister Wins Polls

The candidate backed by Madagascar's coup-leader President Andry Rajoelina held on Wednesday an apparently unassailable lead in the island's run-off ... ( Resource: Coup-leader President's Candidate Poised To Win Madagascar Vote

Cape Town — According to the electoral commission (CENIT), ex-finance minister Hery Rajaonarimampianina has won Madagascar's run-off presidential election, Reuters says. CENIT leader Beatrice Atallah stated that Rajaonarimampianina won 53.5 percent of the vote.

According to Reuters, his opponent, Jean Louis Robinson, won 46.5 percent but has demanded a recount after alleging the polls were rigged. The electoral court will have to rule on the result after receiving 300 complaints on behalf of Robinson's camp.

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