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Madagascar: The support of Andry Rajoelina to Héry Rajaonarimam­pianina causes problem




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While the President of the Transition in Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, announced on 9 November in the newspaper Le Monde of officially supporting Hery Rajaonarimam­pianina for the second round of the Malagasy presidential election, on December 20, relations between the two men would not continue ti be excellent as relates the newspaper L'Express of Madagascar.
 
Hery Rajaonarimam­pianina, former Minister of Finance, came in second with 15.93% of the vote behind Jean-Louis Robinson (21.10%) seems to be bothered by such support that goes against the electoral rules enacted, because the president of the Transition, Andry Rajoelina, as the other members of the Government, may not legally be determined officially for one of the candidates.
 
Thus, under article 15 of the roadmap of crisis that frames the poll, "the President, the Government and the heads of institutions must remain neutral (...) particular during the election process".

For Jean-Eric Rakotoarisoa, Professor of law at the University of Tananarive, interviewed by Radio France Internationale, the official support of Andry Rajoelina to Héry Rajaonarimam­pianina may lead to disqualification of the latter.
 
"For that, the special electoral court must seized of an application, and determines if, in fact, Hery Rajaonarimampianina has benefited, or benefits from the support of Andry Rajoelina", says law professor.

On the side of the party of Hery Rajaonarimam­pianina , words in anonymity are hard and reflect the current atmosphere very tense between the Rajoelina party and the entourage of the former Minister of Finance.

"Rajaonarimampianina was able to finish second because it is a service that has been proven and is not from the coup of 2009. It has a positive image in the opinion that it was not considered to be all men of this Transition. If you change course for the second round, it will be the disaster," says an activist of Hery Rajaonarimam­pianina who assiduously qualified candidate campaign headquarters for the second round of the presidential election, as relates the newspaper L'Express de Madagascar.  



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