- Title: Madagascar's incumbent president Rajaonarimampianina votes in election
- Date: 7th November 2018
- Summary: ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR (NOVEMBER 7, 2018) (REUTERS) ****WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** MADAGASCAR'S INCUMBENT PRESIDENT HERY RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA WALKING INSIDE POLLING STATION RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA CASTING HIS BALLOT RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA SURROUNDED BY SUPPORTERS AT POLLING CENTRE (SOUNDBITE) (French) MADAGASCAR'S PRESIDENT, HERY RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA, SAYING: "I am sure that today, all of us will make efforts to achieve peace, for the victory of peace and democracy and for the respect also of the Malagasy people." PEOPLE GATHERED OUTSIDE POLLING STATION PEOPLE QUEUING AT POLLING STATION PERSON HOLDING BALLOT PAPER VARIOUS OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE POLLING STATION HOLDING BALLOT PAPERS PEOPLE INSIDE POLLING STATION
- Embargoed: 21st November 2018 10:30
- Keywords: President Hery Rajaonarimampianina Madagascar election voting begins Antananarivo Marc Ravalomanana Andry Rajoelina
- Location: ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR
- City: ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR
- Country: Madagascar
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA00195IAT6V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Madagascar's incumbent president Hery Rajaonarimampianina cast his ballot in the island nation's capital Antananarivo on Wednesday (November 7), as the country holds a presidential election.
He was surrounded by a crowd of his supporters as he arrived at the polling station, and urged voters to maintain peace.
Millions have been voting in Madagascar as the Indian Ocean island struggles to create jobs, fight poverty and end corruption.
Rajaonarimampianina is seeking a second term in office and his two main challengers are former heads of state: Marc Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina. Each has pledged to accelerate recovery for the economy. The International Monetary Fund forecasts growth at more than 5 percent this year, its highest rate in a decade.
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