Unsurprisingly, Madagascar’s former president, Andry Rajoelina, is leading the presidential election, according to preliminary results from the National Electoral Commission (CENI).
The outgoing president, who campaigned almost single-handedly, is in the lead with a score of over 70% of votes cast, in polling stations that have already sent their reports to the body responsible for organizing the elections, according to the first trends published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI).
The participation rate currently stands at 41.18%, the commission noted.
Candidate No. 5 Marc Ravalomanana, who has not campaigned, has still obtained more than 10% of the votes cast so far. A score that has certainly surprised Siteny Randrianasoloniaiko, candidate n°13, who is currently in 3rd position.
Siteny Randrianasoloniaiko, who had started his pre-campaign very early by launching his Mihava Tour, disassociated himself from the Collectif des candidats while conducting his election campaign. In his own fiefdom, the MP for Toliara I was even overtaken by the outgoing president, according to the first results.