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.
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
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
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
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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