Madagascar pushes back presidential election to October




 
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Madagascar pushes back presidential election to October
 
August 22nd, 2013  
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Madagascar pushes back presidential election to October
By Alain Ilioniania ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Madagascar pushed back the date of its presidential elections for the third time on Thursday, to October 25, as the Indian Ocean island struggles to end years of political crisis. The former French colony has been in chaos since Andry Rajoelina seized power with military support in 2009, ousting former President Marc Ravalomanana after opposition protests. Its tourism industry has suffered badly from the turmoil, and foreign companies have been wary of committing to investment in its oil, gold, chrome and nickel reserves. ...

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