Madagascar has new president

The news agency Reuters informs that on Madagascar counting of the votes for the second round of the presidential elections, finished, and Hery Rajaonarimampianina became the President, who was earlier the Minister of Finance.

According to the data of the Electoral Commission of Madagascar, 53.5 per cent of the electorate voted for Mr. Rajaonarimampianina. The former Minister of Healthcare Jean Louis Robinson was the second. He was supported by 46.5 per cent of the electorate.

The opposition immediately announced that the results of the elections were forged and intends to insist on its cancellation. Now the courts of Madagascar are reviewing numerous complaints of violations recorded during the voting, the number of which is about three hundred.

However, the observers from the EU, who were present at the polling stations, did not notice significant violations. According to them, the elections in Madagascar corresponded to the democratic standards.

The first round of the elections, which took place on October 25, brought the victory to Jean Louis Robinson (21%), who was supported by the current President of the state Andry Rajoelina.

Less than 16% of the electorate voted for Hery Rajaonarimampianina in October. It is considered that he was supported by Marc Ravalomanana the former President of Madagascar, who was overthrown in 2009.

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