Madagascar presidential candidate injured after opposition rally teargassed

ANTANANARIVO – Former Madagascar head of claim Marc Ravalomanana claimed he had sustained a leg injury on Saturday (Oct 7) once police and also soldiers fired teargas to disperse a collecting together of his followers and also those of assorted other participants difficult the incumbent head of claim.

The Indian Ocean island is wanting for its 3rd stoic political election approved that the disorganize of 2009 once incumbent head of claim Andry Rajoelina ousted Ravalomanana in a stroke of genius.

Ravalomanana, who is among 11 participants cleared to puzzle Rajoelina in political elections trait for Nov 9, showed on his Facebook internet page a photograph of an injury on his vacated leg via blood moving from it.

It was not promptly clear what specifically concocted the injury.

Julien Andriamorasata, a participant of the political bureau of Ravalomanana’s party, confirmed he had been agony.

“His leg injury seems quite sizeable,” he told Reuters.

Policemen and also assorted other government police were not promptly available to remark.

Siteny Randrianasoloniaiko, another presidential prospect, told a conversation meeting resolved by several of the participants that Ravalomanana was the second prospect in current days to be persecuted during a march, after Andry Raobelina was agony previously this week.


Marchers were stringent readjusts to the police running the political election commission and also for the development of a systematic court unit to hear political election defects.

They also yearn Rajoelina to be disqualified from running on the premises that he is not a Madagascan local, an complaint he has in yesteryear dethroned.

“We perpetuate to battle silently and also without physical violence,” Roland Ratsiraka, another of the participants, told the conversation meeting, adding there would be another march on Monday.

Earlier, a Reuters witness at the scene in the centre of Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo confirmed that police had fired teargas at the demonstrators, who numbered in the hundreds.

The Reuters witness claimed another previous head of claim Hery Rajaonarimampianina was also posture among the throng who had congregated to march in yesteryear the teargas was fired.

Rajoelina offered up in early September after being confirmed as a prospect in the saying poll, in jabber via Madagascar’s constitution that refers to as for a sitting head of claim who needs to competition a presidential political election to initially reaction down.

Jaona Ranarivelo, head of Madagascar’s Presbyterian Church, told the very same conversation meeting that the church – under the umbrella Ecumenical Council of Christian Churches – was confiscating acts to funneling all the participants with each other for talks to guarantee the political elections dashed silently.

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