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Madagascar: The United States congratulates the new strong man of the island in great coldness

The United States issued a terse statement after the proclamation of Hery last Friday by the Electoral Court special (CES) of the Hery Rajaonarimampianina winner of  the second round of the Malagasy presidential election of  December 20, 2013, and, without specifically mentioning the name of the new elected President of the Republic.
"We welcome the announcement of the final results of the presidential election in Madagascar. We congratulate the Malagasy electoral authorities for having organised, with the assistance of the United Nations, an election that reflects the will of the people of Madagascar", declares soberly the release which also recalls that the election of the new strong man of Madagascar is an "opportunity to put Madagascar on the road to democracy".
As a reminder, the former Minister of Finance, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, collected after the count of the Special Electoral Court (CES) 53.49% of the vote (2,060,124 votes), against 46.51% (1,791,336 votes ) to his opponent of Avana party, Jean-Louis Robinson.

Antso Rajaona

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