Madagascar.. A Second Dialogue Organized by the Ceni “for a Transparent Electoral Process”

maryam lahbal
maryam lahbal
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On June 22nd, 2023, the Céni organized a second dialogue with the support of the UNDP for a transparent and inclusive electoral process in Madagascar. Several questions remain unanswered, particularly concerning the upcoming presidential election’s deadlines.

In Madagascar, the Independent National Electoral Commission (Céni) brings together more than a hundred people from political parties, civil society organizations, and religious communities, given the elections, in particular, the presidential elections scheduled for the end of 2023.

The Ceni organized on June 22nd, 2023, with the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), a second dialogue “for a transparent and inclusive electoral process”. The various representatives of the international community were also present. While the first round of the presidential election is to be held on November 9th, the political atmosphere is rather tense and the amount of funding that will be granted to the CENI for the organization of the polls is still not defined.

During his speech, former head of state Marc Ravalomanana, founder of the TIM party, denounced an increasingly restricted space for freedom of expression within five months of the presidential election. He notably castigated the use of force to disperse his supporters who came to attend a regional congress last weekend.

Maryam Lahbal

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