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Madagascar: Five elections to the deputation should be invalidated for electoral fraud

Special Electoral Court (CES) in Madagascar, which proclaim Thursday, February 6th the final results of the parliamentary elections of 20 December last crucial for the choice of the Prime Minister of the newly elected president Hery Rajaonarimampianina risk invalidating at least five elections to the deputation after receiving 605 motions to dismiss, including 500 already studied.
These weaknesses concern mainly the districts Tananarive Ambanja and Marovoay and were filed by independent candidates who suspect voter fraud or vote buying has altered the fairness of the elections.
The Special Electoral Court (CES) should accordingly reconvene voters in the affected constituencies in May next during elections, as the newspaper Les Nouvelles of Madagascar relates.
As a reminder, on 10 January, the party MAPAR * of Andry Rajoelina had obtained 53 seats according to provisional results of the CENIT (independent National Electoral Commission for the Transition) and was in the lead without nevertheless obtain an absolute majority.
Followed then the independent credited with 25 seats and the influence of former president Marc Ravalomanana, who obtained 22 seats the National Assembly.

The parliamentary elections in the island combined December 20 with the second round of the presidential election, thus recorded the participation of 2.054 candidates for 151 seats to be filled.
* The abbreviation stands for "With the president Andry Rajoelina",

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