Madagascar Holds Presidential Election

Counting has started on Madagascar, where voters went to the polls to choose their first president since a 2009 coup.

Thirty three candidates are seeking the presidency. But election observers predict that no one will get enough votes to avoid a December runoff. Final results are expected in the coming days.

Foreign election monitors say Friday’s voting was generally peaceful with no major problems. Some voters complained of long lines.

Madagascar is struggling to recover from the coup …