Doubt Over Election After Madagascar Military Handed Control Of Regions

wochit politics
November 22, 2013 AT 4:58 AM
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. European and southern African observers said polling in the first round had been free and fair. December's ballot pits against each other two aspirants backed by Madagascar's biggest political rivals - coup leader Andry Rajoelina and the man he ousted, Marc Ravalomanana.