Madagascar ex-president denies election bribery claims

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Madagascar presidential candidate Andry Rajoelina talks to media after casting his ballot in Antananarivo, on November 7, 2018. – Madagascar was voting for a new president in unprecedented polls in which the three front-runners are former heads of state facing-off amid efforts to defuse a political crisis. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP)

Madagascar’s former president Andry Rajoelina on Monday rejected allegations by EU observers that he bribed local officials in return for their support in last week’s presidential vote.

A European Union observer mission said in a report Monday that it had “noted candidates committed breaches” ahead of the November 7 poll in the poor Indian Ocean island.

Race frontrunner Rajoelina had paid a total of 4,500 euros ($5,000) to two local chiefs, it…



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