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Madagascar: Nearly 160,000 Malagasy deprived of voting in the presidential and legislative elections




Madagascar: Nearly 160,000 Malagasy deprived of voting in the presidential and legislative elections
 
While the first round of the presidential election will be held on 25 October 2013 and the second round of voting is set to 20 December 2013, also holding on the same day the Malagasy elections, 7.7 million Malagasy voters are ready to fulfill their civic duty by going to the polls.

However only downside in the democratic table, 160,000 other Malagasy citizens, according to the Ministry of the Interior, in voting age are deprived of their side of the law because they no longer have an identity papers lost as result of cyclones that regularly hit the brunt in the island during the austral summer.

The independent National Electoral Commission for the Transition (CENIT) in October 2012 had established this figure to 950,000 persons who do not have identity cards.

Yesterday Thursday, the electoral lists have been closed, which now impossible to make entries in various polls in the event of getting new identity card.

Malagasy citizens deprived from voting now have only one possible remedy, the promulgation of a decree by the Council of Ministers to make a new revision of the list of electors is engaged for a hypothetical draft of last minute, according to the newspaper the Express of Madagascar.



Antso Rajaona


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