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Former presidents lead in Madagascar election: Early results

ANTANANARIVO Madagascar (Xinhua) -- Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana, two former presidents of Madagascar, were leading in the country’s presidential election, according to preliminary results published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday.

Rajoelina won 30,667 votes, or 44.42 percent of the votes cast, followed by Ravalomanana with 28,258, or 40.93 percent, according to the INEC results.

Former President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, who resigned in order to campaign in the election, was in the third place with 2,241 votes, or 3.25 percent.

On Thursday afternoon, the INEC processed 1.25 percent of the 24,852 polling stations until 15:10 local time (12:10 GMT).

Voter turnout was estimated at 48.96 percent in the presidential election, said the INEC.

The INEC has 12 days from November 7 to publish the provisional results. If no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the votes, the second round of voting will be held on Dec. 19.
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EARLIER REPORT:

Presidential election kicks off in Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO Madagascar (Xinhua) -- Madagascar kicked off its first round of the presidential election on Wednesday to select their future leader for the next five years.

According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Madagascar, over 9.9 million registered voters are expected to cast their ballots at 24,582 polling stations across the country from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time.

A total of 36 candidates participate in the election, including two former presidents Marc Ravalomanana and Hery Rajaonarimampianina, as well as the former transitional president Andry Rajoelina.

They are also considered to be the top three candidates in the election.

The diplomatic missions and international organizations such as European Union have been accredited to observe the presidential poll in the country.

According to the INEC, the counting of the votes will begin after the close of voting, and the result of the first round will be proclaimed before Nov. 19.

If no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the votes, the second round of voting will be held on Dec. 19.
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Madagascar hold first round Presidential polls on November 07

             

 

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