Madagascar’s Constitutional Court has officially declared Andry Rajoelina as the re-elected president after a controversial election two weeks ago.

Rajoelina secured 59% of the votes and is now set for a third term. Despite opposition complaints about the vote’s credibility and a low turnout of 46%, the court dismissed these concerns.

Many opposition parties boycotted the election, and 10 out of 13 candidates withdrew, raising doubts about the election’s fairness. The court rejected attempts to annul Rajoelina’s candidacy.

The U.S. and EU are urging talks and electoral reforms. Source: BBC.

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