Thursday Nov 28
The Curse of Low Expectations - By Brian Klaas
On Oct. 25, Madagascar -- one of the poorest countries in the world -- held its first election since a 2009 coup d'etat.
News Analysis: political microcosm in Madagascar to be changed by alliance of candidates
Madagascar's experts say political microcosm in Madagascar will be changed by unexpected alliances of candidates after the final results of the first round of presidential election held on Oct. 25 was proclaimed by the Special Electoral Court on Friday.
Doubt over election after Madagascar military handed control of regions
Madagascar's government has replaced a third of the country's regional governors with senior military officers, raising concern that a run-off vote in the first presidential election since a coup in 2009 will be rigged.
Global Voices Online
Long-Awaited Madagascar Elections Go to Second Round
Madagascar is headed to a presidential run-off. Results have been slow to trickle in since elections were held on October 25, 2013 -the first since a military-backed coup in 2009- but the final tally shows that candidate Jean-Louis Robinson won 21.1 percent of the vote, and Hery Rajaonarimampianina won about 15.9 percent.
Madagascar: Will Madagascar's Elections End the Perennial Crisis?
The first round of voting in Madagascar's post-coup election has finally come to an end.