Madagascar's Rajoelina vague on elections

2012-05-19 10:45
New York - Madagascar's president says he hopes elections can take place "as soon as possible."

The island nation in the Indian Ocean has been in turmoil since President Marc Ravalomanana was toppled in 2009 in a coup led by Andry Rajoelina. Ravalomanana tried to return home from exile in South Africa in January but was blocked by Rajoelina.

Rajoelina told reporters after meeting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday that "the former president was convicted and did not receive an amnesty."

But he said "to re-establish peace in Madagascar we are ready to make a political accord so that, as part of the national reconciliation, we can find some agreement to give a future to the 20 million Madagascar people."

Rajoelina said UN experts are in Madagascar studying election needs.

- SAPA
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