September 19, 2020

Malagasy President’s majority confirmed

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, Antananarivo, Republic of Madagascar: High Constitutional Court of Madagascar has confirmed election results for the National Assembly that guarantee an absolute majority of seats to the party of incumbent President Andry Rajoelina

The Malagasy National Independent Electoral Commission (Ceni) had been order to recount ballots from the 15 June elections after several requests poured in for that effect. 

IRD, the political contingent supporting President Rajoelina now amounts to 84 seats out of 151 possible. However, he will have to win additional votes to pass his constitutional reform, which aims in particular to abolish the Senate and requires the approval of three quarters of the Assembly (114 votes). Moreover he must convince more MPs to bring proceedings against former ministers to the High Court of Justice. 

Rajoelina’s presidency was inaugurated on 19 January 2019. 

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