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Madagascar: The Special Electoral Commission undertakes the way for a postponement of the elections, saying the "case of force majeure"




Madagascar: The Special Electoral Commission undertakes the way for a postponement of the elections, saying the "case of force majeure"
While the first round of presidential elections was set for 24 July, the Special Electoral Commission (ESC) found yesterday in a decision a "case of force majeure", which eventually lead to the postponement of the elections.

"Considering that the situations described by the applicant constitute a case of force majeure ... The facts mentioned were unpredictable, insurmountable and exterior to the control of the electoral authorities", said the Special Electoral Commission.

This decision follows the recent request of several institutions, such as the Malagasy Council for Reconciliation Committee and the monitoring and control of the Roadmap, associated with high-ranking army in Madagascar, to postpone the presidential election of at least a month, for "case of force majeure".

Andry Rajoelina, the current President of the Transition and candidate for the presidency, had also relayed this request by refusing to resign and was aligned with the transfer position, because according to him "all the necessary conditions for the holding of free, fair and transparent elections have not been met".
 
According to the Malagasy electoral law, it belongs to the CES to declare case of force majeure. It "shall notify the government, which will, within forty-eight a decree for the postponement of the election".
 
The Executive then enters the Independent National Electoral Commission for the transition (CENIT), in consultation with the United Nations to pick a new calendar, as related lexpressmada.com.



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