Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Observers give Madagascar poll all clear

The missions of international observers which met in Madagascar Tuesday, said it is satisfied with the preparations for the presidential election scheduled on Friday.
Initiated by the Observer Mission of the African Union, the meeting has participation of leaders of different missions including the Community of Southern Africa (SADC), the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), the Forum of electoral Commissions (SADC- ECF), the Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA), the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), the European Union (EU), to discuss the political situation and mediation efforts to end the crisis in Madagascar.
All heads of mission noted the efforts of the Independent National Electoral Commission for the Transition (CENI-T) to ensure the smooth conduct of elections, saying that CENI-T has implemented adequate and satisfactory technical measures to achieve free and peaceful elections.
Heads of mission invited observers to be diligent and responsible during their mission in Madagascar and try their best for the interest of peace and stability in Madagascar.
A total of 7,823,305 voters will vote on Friday and CENI-T plans to publish preliminary results 10 days after the election.
Source: Africa Review

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