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Madagascar: The IOC welcomes the exclusion through the Special Electoral Court of the three controversial candidates



The Indian Ocean Commission welcomes the decision taken by the electoral Special Court (CES) that of invalidating Lalao Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina, Didier Ratsiraka controversial candidacies for the next presidential poll in Madagascar.


Madagascar: The IOC welcomes the exclusion through the Special Electoral Court of the three controversial candidates
Communication from the Commission of the Indian Ocean:

"The Indian Ocean Commission welcomes the decision of the Special Electoral Court of Madagascar, which opens the way for the next organization of presidential and legislative elections after years of political crisis.

Although this decision was strongly expected by the international community, the IOC is please to point out that they are Malagasy institutions which sovereignly decided this return to the legal and constitutional order that will hold the internationally recognized elections.

IOC has actively contributed to the resolution of the political crisis and has never ceased throughout the international mediation, to ensure respect for the sovereignty of Madagascar and trust the institutions of this country.

During the past months, since the signature of the roadmap in September 17, 2011 , largely facilitated by the participation of the Chairman of the Board of the IOC, the Mauritian Foreign Minister, Arvin Boolell, and the Secretary general Callixte d'Offay, our participation in the work of the independent National Electoral Commission of the Transition (CENIT), organized meetings under the aegis of the Seychellois president , James Michel, between the two main protagonists in the crisis, Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana, the significant contribution of our States to the support project to the Cycle Electoral de Madagascar (PACEM), the appointment of Ambassador Claude Morel , permanent representative of the IOC in Tananarive, our proposals at meetings of the international contact group were the expression known for our solidarity and our commitment to the sides of the Malagasy people.

We hope that all political actors should respect the laws of Madagascar allowing voters to choose finally in serenity, their representatives in the long list of candidates who are preparing to seek their votes. The Malagasy people indeed deserves to quickly return to the path of progress and growth in democracy and the rule of law, for their own good and that of Indian Ocean"
 



Antso Rajaona


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