Madagascar to Hold Runoff Vote in December

Madagascar’s presidential election will go to a runoff vote, after no candidate received an outright majority in the first round.

The electoral commission said Friday that the two top candidates, Jean Louis Robinson and Hery Rajaonarimampianina, will compete in the runoff December 20.

The vote will be a contest between the candidates backed by Madagascar’s main political rivals – former president Marc Ravalomanana and the man who ousted him, Andry Rajoelina.

Although the…