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Madagascar: Cancellation of the first round of the presidential election appeals filed in the special electoral court




Twelve applications were brought before the Special Electoral Court (CES), three of which require the cancellation of the first round of the presidential election on October 25.

"We have made an application for annulment of the first round of presidential elections held on 25 October, due to total disruption of the election ... I prefer to be treated of bad loser rather than condone irregularities," said , Monja Roindefo, candidate for the highest office in Madagascar.

For the national leader of the national movement for the independence of Mada­gascar (Monima), Monja Roindefo, "the principles of neutrality, transparency and credibility" of the elections "have not been met".
 
Same sound bell on the side of Pierrot Rajaonarivelo, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and representative of the Movement for the democracy in Madagascar (MDM) requesting according to a member of his party "the cancellation of results from all polling stations, as well as a comparison of the results".

The collective of the presidential candidates has also filed an action for annulment believing that the election of October 25, 2013 is vitiated by irregularities, according to the newspaper L'Express of Madagascar.
 
As a reminder, the special electoral court will officially proclaim the results of the first round of Madagascar presidential election around November 23, 2013 so that CENIT (independent National Electoral Commission's Transition) should announce this Friday, November 8 the final results.



Antso Rajaona


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