SA congratulates Hery Rajaonarimampianina

2014-01-20 16:44
Presidential candidate Hery Rajaonarimampianina of Hery Vaovao ho an'i Madagasikara party talks to a journalist in Antananarivo. (Alexander Joe, AFP)

Presidential candidate Hery Rajaonarimampianina of Hery Vaovao ho an'i Madagasikara party talks to a journalist in Antananarivo. (Alexander Joe, AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The South African government has congratulated Hery Rajaonarimampianina on his election as the new president of Madagascar, the international relations department said on Monday.

The government also expressed its satisfaction and appreciation for the dignified and conciliatory approach of Rajaonarimampianina and opponent Robinson Jean Louis, spokesperson Clayson Monyela said in a statement.

Jean Louis had challenged the results of the December poll, where Rajaonarimampianina was declared the winner with 53.49% of the vote, on the basis of voting irregularities.

The country's special electoral court (CES) announced on Friday that Rajaonarimampianina had officially been declared president.

South Africa also supported the statement by Namibia President Hifikepunye Pohamba, SADC's politics, defence and security co-operation organ chair, who urged Madagascar's opposing political factions to put aside their differences for the country's benefit.

Following the court's announcement on Friday, all of Madagascar's concerned stakeholders and their supporters should exercise restraint and refrain from political incitement which could undermine peace and stability, said Monyela.

"The government, all stakeholders and the people of the Republic of Madagascar are urged to work towards reconciliation and national unity."

It was the sincere desire of the South African government to reactivate and expand its bilateral relations with Madagascar.

Monyela said South Africa was looking forward to working with Rajaonarimampianina's administration to promote bilateral co-operation between the two countries.

Read more on:    hery rajaonarimampianina  |  madagascar  |  southern africa

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
5 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
 

US biker deaths down: What's the secret?

Motorcycle deaths are on track to decline for a second year in the US thanks to a so far - on bikes - little-used road safety accessory.

 

Stay safe

US biker deaths down: What's the secret?
Pro's and con's of accredited driver-training
Juvenile pillion riders? Play safe...
Need a family ride? SA's top Mommy Cars
Traffic Alerts
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You can be quite an extrovert today as you have the desire to mingle and connect with the crowd. Sometimes it is easier for you to...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.