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Madagascar: No election date without the end of the political crisis in the Big Island by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the Transition




Madagascar: No election date without the end of the political crisis in the Big Island by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the Transition
The Independent National Electoral Commission for the Transition (CENIT) responsible for determining the date of the next election for the Malagasy president has decided not to set a definitive timetable as the political crisis surrounding the vote would not be definitively ended and a national consensus on the issue is found.

Maintaining controversial applications of Andry Rajoelina, Didier Ratsiraka and Lalao Ravalomanana that the international community wishes to see them removed immediately under threat of sanctions for key stakeholders and non-recognition of the presidential election, currently paralyzes the entire electoral process the Big Island, as shown in matv.mg.

"Technically, CENIT is ready, but the election depends largely on the political will to move in this direction", said on Tuesday in Alarobia, Beatrice Atallah, President of the Commission who served alongside experts from the United Nations and other technical and financial partners.
 
"The first round of presidential elections could be held earlier in September and legislative elections in November", said Beatrice Atallah also subject to the enactment of the ordinance reforming the Special Electoral Court (CES) which had approved the three applications controversial in May.

The Independent National Electoral Commission for the Transition has also opted to wait until the end of the ultimatum launched by the International Contact Group (ICG-M) until July 31 to make a new decision.
 
For its part, Fatma Samura, Resident Representative of the United Nations Madagasca, warned all the Malagasy authorities that "if there is intransigence on the part blocking factors, there is a strong possibility that the international community withdraws from elections.



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