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Madagascar Preparing for Presidential Run-Off Election

Madagascar holds a second round of voting on Friday to complete its first presidential election since a 2009 coup that scared off foreign donors and investors.   The two contestants in the run-off vote are not political heavyweights, but are allies of the island's two main rivals: the coup leader-turned-president, Andry Rajoelina, and the man he ousted with the army's help, Marc Ravalomanana.   Ravalomanana and Rajoelina had agreed not to run in the election in a...

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