The first round of the presidential election in Madagascar has been scheduled for 24 July with the second round and legislative elections set for 25 September, PANA reported Wednesday, quoting the Indian Ocean’s Commission (IOC), based in Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius.
Local government polls will take place on 23 October, the IOC announced.
The announcement was made at the end of a meeting convened by Independent National Electoral Commission for Transition (CENI-T) which the IOC Secretary General, Jean-Claude de l’Estrac, attended.
The meeting was also attended by delegates mandated by the United Nations, the African Union, the European Union, the International Organization of Francophone, Norway, the USA, South Africa and Switzerland to oversee the electoral process in Madagascar.
Mr. Estrac said the decisions and recommendations made at the meeting were in line with the roadmap formulated towards holding elections in Madagascar.
Meanwhile, the IOC has pledged US$ 1 million for the organization of the polls.