OPPOSITION IN MADAGASCAR BOYCOTT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on November 16, 2023
Oppositions in Madagascar have boycotted the country’s presidential elections.
The election is holding despite weeks of protests.
A curfew was declared overnight in the capital to prevent any trouble as political tensions had been running high, with the opposition asking that the incumbent, Andry Rajoelina be disqualified.
Polling stations in opposition areas were mostly empty, with low-key security presence across Antananarivo while people are seen lining up at polling stations in areas supporting Rajoelina and his party.
Ten out of twelve opposition candidates raised their concerns about the election’s credibility and called on voters to boycott it.