Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Madagascar

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Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Madagascar

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Friday, August 23, 2013 - 13:00 to 21:00

Presidential and parliamentary elections will be held in Madagascar next August 23 after several changes in the date due to political instability and lack of consensus among different political parties.

There are 50 official candidates to become the next president of Madagascar. However, the list of candidates may change as several candidates could abandon the race due to incompatibilities or for political reasons – among those are former First Lady Lalao Ravalomanana and President Andry Rajoelina. In the current Transitional Parliament there are 20 women parliamentarians (12.20%) out of 163.

Sources:

http://www.electionguide.org/countries/id/129/

http://archive.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2367_A.htm

https://globalvoices.org/2013/06/10/delays-political-turmoil-plague-madagascar-as-elections-near/

https://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/06/madagascar-election-idUSL5N0EI21I20130606

https://globalvoices.org/2013/07/09/why-cant-madagascar-settle-on-an-election-date/

For more information visit the Global Database of Quotas for Women and the Parline database on national parliaments

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