Madagascar elections: Rivals vie for presidency


People in Madagascar are voting in a presidential election that sees the incumbent president battling against two of his predecessors.

  • BBC

There are 36 candidates in all to lead the Indian Ocean island, which in recent years has been hit by periods of political instability.

In May, the army threatened to take over amid huge street protests.

The main candidates promised to boost the economy in a country where 80% of the population live in poverty.

The front-runners have criss-crossed the nation to hold huge rallies.

President Hery Rajaonarimampianina and…

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