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Madagascar: The United States wants the speedy restoration of democracy in the Big Island




Madagascar: The United States wants the speedy restoration of democracy in the Big Island
While the Malagasy are still in doubt about the date of presidential elections on July 24, as originally set or August 23 as proposed by the Council of Ministers and that the summit of Maputo in Mozambique (SADC Development Community Southern Africa) is put on the table, Wednesday, possible sanctions against three presidential candidates (Andry Rajoelina, Didier Ratsiraka and Lalao Ravalomanana), the United States did not hesitate to give their opinion in the internal political affairs of the Big Island.

Spokesperson for the U.S. State Department, Jennifer Psaki, it is urgent that democracy finds its full rights in
Madagascar and to call on all actors of the Malagasy political scene to act accordingly.

"We call on the political leaders of the country to work for free, fair election system and recognized by the international community, which will restore a democratic, and to hold free, fair and independent", said the spokesperson of the U.S. State Department, Jennifer Psaki on the eve of the decision of the independent National Electoral Commission for the transition (CENIT) on the postponement of the presidential election in August 23.



Antso Rajaona


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