Madagascar: 46 candidates submit application for presidential election

Forty-six candidates submitted their application for the presidential election scheduled on Nov. 7, 2018 in Madagascar, the High Constitutional Court said on Tuesday, the deadline day of the application.

These candidates include the current President Hery Rajaonarimampianina.

The former president Didier Ratsiraka and his nephew and former minister Rolland Ratsiraka are both candidates while Philippe Tsiranana and Eliana Bezaza who are grandchildren of former President Philibert Tsiranana are also both candidates.

The election campaign will begin officially on Oct. 7.

The HCC also noticed that the current Madagascar's president Hery Rajaonarimampianina must resign before Sept. 7, 2018 and transfer the power provisionally to the senate president Rivo Rakotovao.