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Madagascar's electoral court declared former finance minister Hery Rajaonarimampianina president-elect on Friday. But his defeated rival, Jean Louis Robinson swiftly rejected the results, alleging widespread rigging of the vote. The ruling raises the spectre of a prolonged row over the result of the December 20 vote, the first since a coup on the Indian Ocean island in 2009, extending a political crisis that has sharply slowed economic growth and deepened poverty.
|Court Confirms Madagascar Election Result; Loser Rejects It|
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