Madagascar sets date for next years vote

first_img Comments   Share   More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Top Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) – Madagascar’s election commission says the island nation plans to hold its presidential election next year on May 8.Election commission president Beatrice Attalah said Wednesday that the country will hold a run-off on July 3, 2013, as well as elections for the National Assembly the same day. Attalah said elections for municipal posts will be held Oct. 23, 2013.The announcement comes while Madagascar’s exiled president Marc Ravalomanana remains unable to return home. Rival Andry Rajoelina toppled Ravalomanana in 2009 and now leads a unity government charged with preparing for next year’s elections. Ravalomanana and Rajoelina held talks in recent days in the Seychelles about allowing the exiled president to return. However, officials in Madagascar deported Ravalomanana’s wife to Thailand when she recently flew into the country with a relative.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 4 must play golf courses in Arizonacenter_img 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Sponsored Stories The vital role family plays in society Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathslast_img

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