Madagascar: Candidates of Madagascar presidential runoff

ANTANANARIVO, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) — Greater than 7.9 million voters in Madagascar went to the polls on Friday to elect their future president. The next is the background info of the 2 candidates Jean Louis Robinson and Hery Rajaonarimampianina.

Robinson, 61, a health care provider, graduated in France and appointed minister of well being from 2002 to 2009.

Absent of political scene since 2009, Robinson has created his personal political social gathering “Ny vahoaka aloha no andrianina” (AVANA), or the folks first, and develop into the social gathering’s presidential candidate.

Former president Marc Ravalomanana’s camp determined to assist him after the electoral court docket cancelled Ravalomanana’s spouse Lalao Ravalomanana from the presidential race.

Robinson vowed to carry again the previous president from exile in South Africa and appoint Lalao as his Prime minister. He plans to proceed the Madagascar Motion Plan created by Ravalomanana if elected.

Taking the lead throughout the first spherical held on Oct. 25 with 21. 16 %, Robinson get the assist of loosing candidates of the primary spherical together with Camille Very important, who gained 6.85 %, Sarah Rabeharisoa who had four.52 %, Ratrema William who had 2.12 %, Sylvain Rabetsaroana who get 1.28 %, Lahiniriko Jean who gained zero.88 %, Rajemison Rakotomaharo who had zero.86 %, Noelson William who get zero.31 %, Ratrimoarivony Man who had zero.24 % and Tinasoa Freddy who gained zero.21 %.

Robinson is estimated to assemble 21.75 % from these candidates.

Robinson vowed to not discriminate his rivals when elected president to protect the nationwide reconciliation. He additionally promised to determine a division of opposition to let the opposition carry their opinion within the authorities.

In election campaigns, Robinson promised to combat towards corruption, to determine press freedom and independence of justice, restore safety within the nation, to provide meals to his compatriots and to revive college canteen.

For the issue of energy scarcity, which is struggling virtually all territory of Madagascar, Robinson voiced plans to search for different sources of power and enhance the administration of the state- owned firm Jirama, which monopolizes the distribution of electrical energy and water within the nation.

Robinson’s provide additionally consists of the restoration of belief from worldwide donors, the alleviation of tax, the promotion of tourism sector, enchancment of incomes.

“I’ll apply south-south cooperation and north-south cooperation with the decentralization of assist for attaining improvement. Madagascar is a buddy to all and enemy of no person,” Robinson mentioned throughout a TV debate.

Rajaonarimampianina, 55, is a chartered accountant from Canada. He was appointed minister of finance and funds by President of Transition Andry Rajoelina in 2009. He remained in place till turning into candidate to the presidential election.

He was appointed chairman of board of administrators of Air Madagascar in 2011. He’s supported by the president of transition.

He mentioned he’ll carry a brand new pressure to Madagascar when elected president.

The candidate got here the second within the first spherical with 15.85 % of the tally.

In response to native media, he has the assist of Rolland Ratsiraka who gained 9.00 %, Rajaonarivelo Pierrot who had 2.68 %, Randriamampionona Joseph Martin who get 2.33 %, Voninahitsy Jean Eugene who had 2.14 %, Razafimananazato Julien who gained 1.6 %, Faharo Ratsimbalson who get zero.54 %, Raharimanana Venance Patrick who had zero.44 % and Rakoto Jean Pierre who gained zero.22 %.

Rajaonarimampianina is anticipated to gather 18.95 % from his alliance.

His priorities embody nationwide solidarity and reconciliation if elected.

Rajaonarimampianina says his combat will not be towards an individual, however towards the starvation. “It’s time to focus to the event of Madagascar,” he mentioned throughout a TV debate.

He vows to combat towards corruption, set up press freedom and independence of justice and restore safety within the nation.

Economist, Rajaonarimampianina has promised proudly that he’ll preserve the subsidy of gasoline worth to stop inflation. “I’ll search for different approach to allow my regime manage to pay for to pay the subsidy to oils worth.”

Rajaonarimampianina seems to be to buyers for renewable power by assuaging their tax.

He promised security of funding in Madagascar, safety of businessmen and their items, safety in tax fee, safety in customs and different incentives.

He pledged jobs in agriculture to spice up the economic system.

His tourism goal is 500,000 arrivals in two years of workplace. He plans to spice up rural infrastructure to make sure agricultural manufacturing and meals safety. He additionally supplied to arrange the free main college and to create the cellular hospital for distant zones.

Aline Niyonkuru


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