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Madagascar's New President Brings Hope of Economic Change

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The Special Electoral Court will examine Robinson's appeals and announce a final verdict on the election in about two weeks.

Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina

- 55 years old

- Studied accounting and finance in Canada

- Served as Madagascar's finance minister

- He was backed by 2009 coup leader, current President Andry Rajoelina

- Pledged, as president, to help the unemployed, rebuild economy

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