Madagascar – Presidential Run-Off Expected December 19


The Independent Electoral Commission of Madagascar has confirmed that the November 7 presidential elections will be followed by a run off vote scheduled for December 19. 

The ballot will see the two highest scoring candidates from the first round go head-to-head after none of the 36 candidates managed to win an outright majority.

The contest will be between former presidents Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana, who obtained 39.91% and 35.29% of the vote respectively. Incumbent President Hery Rajaonarimampianina came third with just 8.84%.

Accusations of fraud and corruption have already been raised, with appeals lodged before the country’s constitutional court.