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
Presidential candidate Hery Rajaonarimampianina votes in the first round of Madagascar’s 2018 election. Rajaonarimampianina is one of three leading candidates, all of whom are former heads of state, now facing-off amid efforts to defuse a political crisis.
Madagascar votes in Presidential elections on the 7th November, with Hery Rajaonarimampianina a frontrunner for reelection. But corruption remains a major complaint. Graft affects every level of society in Madagascar, one of the world’s poorest countries which ranks 155 out of 180 on Transparency International corruption perception index.
Malagasy President Hery Rajaonarimampianina calls on his people to stay calm in the face of a plague epidemic, which has caused 48 deaths, ensuring that the authorities had the necessary weapons to win the “war” against the disease.
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President Challenges Impeachment Vote
Hery Rajaonarimampianina denies corruption allegations and says the island nation needs stability, not political wrangling.
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