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Negotiation Failure between Madagascar's political rivals not to prevent election : Transition President

English.news.cn   2012-08-10 07:26:49            

ANTANANARIVO, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) --The failure of the negotiations done in Seychelles between the president of the transition Andry Rajoelina and his predecessor Marc Ravalomanana does not prevent the holding of election, Rajoelina said on Friday after he arrived at the Ivato airport in capital Antananarivo.

Rajoelina said that he proposed some solutions to the Southern African Development country (SADC) without detailing what are these solutions.

He added that SADC officials will arrive in Madagascar on Friday to consult signatories of the roadmap aimed at resolving the political crisis in Madagascar, on the failure of the meeting between him and his political rival, former President Marc Ravalomanana.

The resolution of this meeting of SADC officials with the signatories of the roadmap will be provided at the SADC summit in Maputo, Mozambique on Aug. 16-17.

"The conditions requested by the roadmap for holding the elections are already filled. The SADC cannot force Malagasy people for things not written in the roadmap."

On the Ministers supporters of Ravalomanana, who boycott the government council since, Rajoelina said that a decision against them would be taken soon. "That does not mean that there will be a government reshuffle or not."

On the question of journalists about his candidacy or not on the next presidential election, Rajoelina said, "No law bans me to be a candidate. If my application is not the best solution for the Malagasy people I will not be a candidate. If I see that I should submit my application, I will do it. My final decision will be announced at the appropriate time."

However, Rajoelina announced that he will not let his potential opponent Marc Ravalomanana to return to power despite the desire of the latter.

Ravalomanana and Rajoelina became political rivals since December 2008, when Ravalomanana closed the Viva television station owned to Rajoelina for broadcasting a speech of Ravalomanana's predecessor Didier Ratsiraka.

Rajoelina, mayor of Antananarivo from December 2007 to March 2009, led massive demonstration against Ravalomanana, president of Madagascar's Republic from 2002 to March 2009. Abandoned by the Army, Ravalomanana gave up his power to a military directorate on March 17, 2012, but hours later the military transferred the presidency to Rajoelina. Rajoelina took officially the power on March 21, while Ravalomanana fled out to exile in South Africa.

Ravalomanana talked with his political rival Rajoelina in Seychelles in July for the first time after he lived in exile and for the second round on Wednesday and Thursday, but both talks reached no agreement.

Editor: Yamei Wang
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