Madagascar holds first post-coup presidential vote

2013-10-25 11:57

Antananarivo – Madagascar was voting today in long-delayed presidential elections meant to restore democracy and pull the island nation out of the crisis it plunged into after a 2009 coup.

“I think Madagascar will emerge from the crisis in this election,” said voter Alain Yves as people trickled in, voter ID cards in hand, to cast their ballots in Ampasandratsarahoby, a suburb in Antananarivo.

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