The two candidates, Jean-Louis Robinson and Hery Rajaonarimampianina, qualified on December 20 for the second round of the presidential election clashed last night in a televised debate, as reported by the Midi Madagasikara newspaper. For Jean-Louis Robinson who came to head on 25 October last with 21.16% of the votes cast and 949.987 voice, Madagascar must find the place that is hers in the international community.
We need aggressive diplomacy in the service of the economy and development for the welfare of the Malagasy", he said. Jean-Louis Robinson also promised that "Madagascar will be the friend of all and the enemy of person". During the transition, you have resorted to secret financing because you are not recognized by the international community," said Jean-Louis Robinson at his opponent.
For its part, Hery Rajaonarimampianina (15.85% of the vote and 711,534
votes) wishes to engage an economic struggle with diplomacy as the
primary tool of leverage. We will conduct economic
diplomacy. But our bilateral and multilateral relations will be dictated
by the concept of respect for national sovereignty," highlighted Hery Rajaonarimampianina.
To recap, Jean-Louis Hery Rajaonarimampianina Robinson and qualified
for the second round of presidential elections are supported for the
first, by former President Marc Ravalomanana, and the second by the
current president of the Transition, Andry Rajoelina.
Source: Indian Ocean Times