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Madagascar: Andry Rajoelina, "Independence means therefore that the Malagasy have the freedom to choose"

Andry Rajoelina, still chairman of the Transition and candidate for the presidential election in Madagascar to be held on August 23 without so far the electoral calendar has not been confirmed by the CENIT (National Electoral Commission independent for Transition), continued to sharply go on the offensive against the international community which wants the immediate withdrawal of the ballot, as well as candidacies of Lalao Ravalomanana and Didier Ratsiraka.
"The restoration of independence gave the Malagasy people the freedom to choose their leader ... Independence means that the Malagasy have the freedom to choose", insisted Andry Rajoelina at the hotel Mahajanga in eastern of the Big Island, where a large crowd had gathered to listen.
Andry Rajoelina has accused the international community of making "double standards" as the presidential candidate argued that the international community is expressed in parallel so that "the Egyptian people can freely choose their leaders and its future".
"Why what is accepted for Egypt, cannot be applied for Madagascar also, we are only claiming this law", argued Andry Rajoelina at the podium.

The candidate controversed for the presidential election has also sent a message to the United States that have through the voice of Eric Wong, charge d'affaires of the Embassy of the United States, called on the National American Independence Day of July 4, to an "electoral process an electoral process that accepts any candidate filling legitimate and fair way the legal requirements to be a candidate, as provided by the laws in force in Madagascar, and in accordance with the spirit and the letter of the road map of SADC".
"This country (Editor's note: The United States) knows the needs of the Malagasy people, because Madagascar is currently in need of open elections", said Andry Rajoelina, who remains adamant about his candidacy for president, advocating an open ballot.

Antso Rajaona

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