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Madagascar: The Indian Ocean Commission sends regional observers for the upcoming elections in the island




Madagascar: The Indian Ocean Commission sends regional observers for the upcoming elections in the island
The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) has decided to send observers under the Malagasy presidential election, the first round will be held on October 25 and a second round set to December 20 at the same time the elections.

16 observers designated by the IOC from Mauritius, Reunion and Comoros will endeavor in particular to oversee the first round of the presidential poll which must decide between 33 candidates.

The recent visit to Madagascar by the Secretary General of the IOC, Jean-Claude de l'Estrac, has allowed the setting up that deployment of a dozen regional observers.

The IOC Secretary-General Jean-Claude de the Estrac could also meet the Prime Minister of the Transition, Omer Berizy, who welcomed the unwavering support of the IOC to the island in perennial crisis solution on-site.

Jean-Claude the Estrac also paid visit to the President of the Independent Electoral Commission of the Transition (CENIT), Béatrice Atallah, who also warmly thanked the IOC of its assistance for many years, before moving to Fatma Samoura, resident representative of the United Nations in Madagascar, as relates the Mauritian newspaper Le Défi Quotidien.



Antso Rajaona


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