Madagascar holds parliamentary elections in what is being seen as the latest round of a bitter feud between President Andry Rajoelina and his longstanding rival Marc Ravalomanana. IMAGES
Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina used his inauguration speech on Saturday to pledge to fight corruption in a country where politics and business are widely seen as beset by graft.
The transfer of power between outgoing President Hery Rajaonarimampianina and President-elect Andry Rajoelina takes place at the presidential palace of Madagascar. IMAGES of the outgoing president and president-elect conducting the power transfer ceremony in the presidential office
Madagascar’s newly elected president Andry Rajoelina celebrates the confirmation of his victory in the Magascar presidential election with his family and activists in his headquarters after the Malagasy High Court rejected all accusations of fraud by its rival Marc Ravalomanana.
Pro-Marc Ravalomanana demonstrators gather for a third day of protests. Unlike the previous day, the military allowed the demonstrators to enter the square in front of City Hall. The protests come as the country’s top court reviews a petition filed by Ravalomanana challenging Andry Rajoelina’s win because of fraud allegations.
Supporters of defeated presidential candidate Marc Ravalomanana protest against Andry Rajoelina’s victory in the election. Rajoelina has returned to power after he won 55.66 percent against 44.34 percent for Ravalomanana, in an election beset by allegations of fraud. IMAGES
Malagasy presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina arrives to cast his vote in a polling station in Antananarivo. He is contesting a run-off second round with his old rival Marc Ravalomanana. The two contenders came a close first and second in November’s preliminary vote, far ahead of their competitors.
Madagascans vote in a run-off election between two rivals, Marc Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina, who have waited years to come face-to-face in a battle for power in the Indian Ocean island. IMAGES of polls opening, people voting
A few days before the second round of the Malagasy presidential election, former president and candidate Andry Rajoelina holds one of his last rallies outside Mahajanga City Hall. IMAGES of the rally
With less than one week to go before Madagascar’s highly contested elections, candidates are trying to gather as much support as possible. The second round of elections will see two former presidents, Marc Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina, come head to head for the presidency. IMAGES