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Madagascar election judged free and fair

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Electoral officials empty a ballot box before counting the cast votes at a polling centre in the capital Antananarivo
Electoral officials empty a ballot box before counting the cast votes at a polling centre in the capital Antananarivo Reuters/Thomas Mukoya

International election observers have hailed Madagascar's presidential election as credible, free and transparent. It is seen as an important step in restoring democracy after five years of crisis, prompted by the ousting of former president Marc Ravalomanana by Andry Rajoelina, the current president of the transitional government. Denis Kadima, the leader of one African observers' team, comments.

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