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Madagascar: Hery Rajaonarimampianina winner of the second round of the presidential election




Hery Rajaonarimampianina won the second round of the Malagasy presidential election, of December 20.
 
During the announcement of the provisional results at the headquarters of the INEC-T (Independent National Electoral Commission for the transition) at Alarobia last Friday, the candidate of the transition garnered 53.50% of votes compared to 46.50% of Jean Louis Robinson of Avana.

Rajaonarimampianina received 2,066.103 votes while Robinson got 1.796.122 votes. The participation rate was 50.67%. About the 7.968.321 of registered voters in these elections, the number of voters was 4.044.391 with 182.166 white and void.
 
3.862.225 voters expressed themselves in these elections.
 
After the announcement of the results, Hery Rajaonarimampianina expressed his thanks to the Malagasy people. He said that this victory is already satisfactory but it remains provisional. He wished that "this expectation is made in calm and serenity", according to L'Express of Madagascar newspaper.
 
Indeed, the Special Electoral Court (CES) is responsible for proclaiming the final results in a fortnight's time.

Hery Rajaonarimampianina, 55 years old, is a former Minister of Finance. He is supported by the outgoing president, Andry Rajoelina.
 
The new president is an accountant by profession and was educated at Canada. Jean Louis Robinson and his colleagues did not attend the announcement of provisional results by the INEC-T (Independent National Electoral Commission for the transition).
 
Note that since the election of December 20, candidate Robinson did not fail to denounce electoral fraud and requested a recount.



Zara Rasamoelina


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