Madagascar’s President Breaks Pledge Not to Run in Vote

Madagascar’s president, Andry Rajoelina, has registered as a candidate in upcoming elections despite pledging that he would not do so.

The president’s name appears on a list of candidates that was released by election officials on Friday. Mr. Rajoelina is one of 41 approved candidates for the July 24 vote.

President Rajoelina told Radio France International that he decided to run after learning that the wife of former president Marc Ravalomanana would enter the race. Mr. Ravalomanana …