A collective of opposition candidates taking part in the Madagascan presidential elections known as “Collective of eleven’’, have held a major rally in the capital, Antananarivo, denouncing what they described as “an illegitimate electoral process’’.
They said the electoral process is being orchestrated to ensure the victory of outgoing President Andry Rajoelina, who is standing for re-election.
Recall that last week the Constitutional Court dismissed appeals to have Rajoelina’s candidacy declared void over his dual French nationality, sparking opposition anger.
Ravaozandry Soa Fiavinirina, a supporter of the “Collective of 11″ candidates at the rally disclosed that the people do not want “foreigners” running the country.
Meanwhile, the opposition Member of Parliaments have also called for the resignation of the Prime Minister, Christian Ntsay, an ally of Rajoelina who has been put in charge of a disputed interim government ahead of the election period.