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Madagascar Court upholds election of President Andry Rajoelina

ANTANANARIVO Madagascar (Xinhua) -- Madagascar’s High Constitutional Court upheld Tuesday the victory of Andry Rajoelina in the second round of presidential vote last month.

"We declare that Mr. Andry Nirina Rajoelina is elected President of the Republic. He will take office immediately after his inauguration ceremony organized by the High Constitutional Court," said HCC President Jean Eric Rakotoarisoa while announcing the final results.

According to the initial results published on 27 December by the Independent National Election Commission, Andry Rajoelina won some 55.66 percent of the votes while his sole rival in the race, Marc Ravalomanana, got about 44.34 percent.
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Madagascan leaders call for calm before court vote verdict

ANTANANARIVO Madagascar (Xinhua) -- Madagascar’s government and parliament leaders on Monday called for calm before Tuesday’s announcement of a court’s verdict on presidential election result.

Speaking at the state palace of Iavoloha during a New Year greeting event, Acting President Rivo Rakotovao stressed that "The presidential election should not be a source of conflict in the country."

For his part, national assembly president Jean Max Rakotomamonjy called for compliance with the verdict of the High Constitutional Court (HCC), which is due to be announced on Tuesday.

He recommended remedying the flaws in the organization of the presidential election to improve the upcoming elections.

Senate acting president Mananjara Andriambololona called for tolerance and solidarity, as well as efforts to stop all forms of provocation.

According to the initial results published by the Independent National Election Commission, Andry Rajoelina won some 55.66 percent of the votes while his sole rival in the race, Marc Ravalomanana, got about 44.34 percent.

However, Ravalomanana’s supporters held since then demonstrations to denounce alleged massive electoral fraud.
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