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Voting for a new President is a big deal in Madagascar, too

Friday May 3, 2013 was the closing and publication of the final list of candidates for Madagascar’s long-awaited Presidential election.  The total number of candidates approved running for President is 41.

Madagascar is currently in a transitional government after an overthrow of power in 2009.  The Malagasy people have since waited for an opportunity to vote in a democratic election.  While the government offers promises to its people; the Malagasy hold hope and prayers high in seeing through a full election.  This is the first time since 2009 there has been forward steps made in holding an electoral vote.  The dates to look forward to are: July 24, 2013 the first round of presidential elections; September 25, 2013 the second round  of presidential elections; and October 30, 2013 will be notionally, proclamation of final election results.

For more information check out the below articles and keep Madagascar in your prayers for a peaceful election and hopes for a new President.

Tanya

Washington Post: Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina to run for re-election, reversing vow not to contest

Africa Review: Who will be Madagascar’s next President?

 

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4 thoughts on “Voting for a new President is a big deal in Madagascar, too

  1. Anonymous on said:

    I’ve been trying to figure out how the United States could have an election where no one ran affiliated with a political party but on their own merits. What I can’t figure out is how to get the numbers down to a doable choice as we would have hundreds more that 41. I’ll leave that one to your generation.

  2. Anonymous on said:

    Didn’t mean for above to be anonymous. Jerry and Wanda

  3. Anonymous on said:

    Didn’t mean to be anonymous. Jerry and Wanda

  4. Tim C-K on said:

    Democracy creates hope. Our prayers are with the Malagasy people for a fair election process void of violence and deceit.

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