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.