WORLD Rajoelina confirmed winner of Madagascar presidential election


Rajoelina confirmed winner of Madagascar presidential election


22:42, January 08, 2019


Presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina (C) attends the results proclamation ceremony at the CENI (Independent National Electoral Commission) in Antananarivo on December 27, 2018. Rajoelina has beaten his rival and predecessor, winning 55.66 percent against 44.34 percent in the run-off vote, the electoral commission said on December 27, 2018. (File photo: VCG)

Madagascar's Constitutional Court on Tuesday confirmed Andry Rajoelina as the winner of the country's presidential election after his opponent lodged a complaint alleging that the result was riddled with fraud.

"Andry Rajoelina is declared the elected president of the republic," Judge Jean-Eric Rakotoarisoa declared, triggering celebrations among supporters gathered in the capital Antananarivo.

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