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Rajoelina Leads in Madagascar Election: Partial Results Released

Madagascar’s outgoing president Andry Rajoelina greets the crowds during a presidential handover ceremony at Iavoloha Presidential Palace in Antananarivo on January 24, 2014. Rajoelina stood down, symbolically handing over power ahead of his elected successor’s inauguration, a move designed to steer the Indian Ocean island out of crisis. AFP PHOTO / RIJASOLO 

 

Rajoelina and Ravalomanana, both former presidents and long-time rivals, are locked in a duel for power after they came a close first and second in the preliminary election in November.

With a turnout was about 47%, Rajoelina’s early lead was still seen as inconclusive.

“I have noticed massive fraud. There are electoral cards that are fake,” Ravalomanana told AFP on Thursday at his campaign headquarters in the capital Antananarivo.

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