Madagascar held its first Presidential Election after the 2009 Coup

Oct 26, 2013 17:45 IST

Madagascar residents on 25 October 2013 voted for Presidential Election. This was the first Presidential Election in Madagascar after the 2009 Coup. If in case, any party fails to win about 50 percent of the votes, then they will have to compete in a runoff scheduled for 20 December 2013.  About 33 candidates are running in the election of Madagascar.

About 60 percent of the eligible voters of Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo, casted vote in the election.

About the Madagascar Coup

The crisis of Madagascar began on 26 January 2009, when the Antananarivo mayor Andry Rajoelina led a political opposition movement to oust the Marc Ravalomanana, President of the country. Andry Rajonelina was declared President of the Madagascar of the High Transitional Authority on 21 March 2009. After five days, Marc Ravalomanana transferred his power to the military council and he after transferring his power fled away to South Africa.

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