The Southern African Development Community will deploy 256 observers during the second round of Madagascar’s presidential elections that will be held jointly with the legislative elections on December 20, the community’s liaison office in Madagascar said yesterday. The observer mission which will be led by Namibia’s Foreign Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, will be deployed in Madagascar’s 119 districts.
The conformity of the electoral process to the Madagascan law in the first place as well as to the SADC principles will be observed in these double elections, the source from the liaison office added. During the first round of Madagascar’s presidential elections on October 25, international organisations and diplomatic missions accredited to the country deployed close to 800 international observers.
Source: The Herald