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Madagascar: Ravalomanana defends his wife's candidacy, Lalao, against criticism from the international community




Madagascar: Ravalomanana defends his wife's candidacy, Lalao, against criticism from the international community
The former president, Marc Ravalomanana, who ousted in 2009, had decided in December not to run for the highest office in Madagascar and play the card of appeasement, however, pushed to mid-April his wife Lalao Ravalomanana, to stand in the presidential election on 24 July.
 
An application criticized by the international community since it believes, tainted of ineligibility.
The Electoral Code of Madagascar provides for a 6-month residence on Malagasy soil before the official submission of applications to be candidate.
 
Lalao Ravalomanana, exiled in South Africa with her husband since the events of the political crisis of 2009, so do not meet the eligibility requirements, because her homecoming dates only from March 12, where she was able to visit her dying mother, after long weeks of dithering the political power of the Transition.

"There are those who continue to claim that Neny (Editor's note: Lalao Ravalomanana) does not reside in Madagascar, while they do not even know the real situation in Madagascar ... I find no illegality in the application of Neny There is ... among the candidates, who are among the 109 individuals sanctioned by the CPS (Editor's note: Council for Peace and security of the African Union), ", said Marc Ravalomanana to its thousands of supporters gathered at Magro in Behoririka, by telephone from South Africa.
 
Lalao Ravalomanana "is part of the victims of the putsch of 2009", according to the former president, Marc Ravalomanana, as related lexpressmada.com.



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