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Madagascar: Last straight line for 33 Malagasy presidential candidates




Madagascar: Last straight line for 33 Malagasy presidential candidates
To a few days of the first round of the presidential election which takes place Friday, October 25, 2013 in Madagascar, the 33 candidates enter the final straight.
 
7.823.305 Malagasy voters will choose the next tenant of the Ambohitsorohitra Presidential Palace and which will have the heavy burden of lead the reins of the country for five years.

Candidates will be decided between through a single ballot where Malagasy voters will indicate their personal choice to the name and photo of the candidate with a cross, a circle or even a fingerprint.

20,001 offices are thus dotted across the island.
 
 800 international observers are also deployed to oversee the electoral process. The European Union, first financial backer of the island sent on his side a hundred observers in Madagascar.
 
200 other observers from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are also on-site.

Observers from the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF), the African Union (AU), the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), Japan and the United States complete this extensive deployment in the field.
 
5000 Malagasy observers from the local Red Cross and civil society will also be there for monitoring the conduct of the presidential election.
 
As a reminder, the five Favorites candidates (*) according to a survey by the private channel TV Plus made from a representative sample of the Malagasy population, have traded on their program in a debate televised Friday night, as the site of Radio France Internationale.
 
(*) Hery Rajaonarimampianina, former Minister of finance, 'non-official' candidate of Andry Rajoelina to the supreme bench, Jean-Louis Robinson who got the support of the movement Ravalomanana, Roland Ratsiraka, nephew of Didier Ratsiraka, Hajo Andrianainarivelo, former Deputy Prime Minister and Albert Camille Vital, formerPrime Minister.



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