Madagascar's ex-First Lady under pressure to quit presidential race
Mrs Lalao Ravalomanana, controversial Malagasy presidential candidate and wife to former president Marc Ravalomanana. Six fellow candidates had demanded that she be forced to withdraw. The list of candidates to be disqualified from contesting the upcoming Madagascar presidential election is expected on Saturday while those officially cleared will be announced next Wednesday.
Six complaints were lodged regarding former First Lady Lalao Ravalomanana, the wife of ousted leader Marc Ravalomanana, according to her lawyer Hanitra Razafimanantsoa. Gal Albert Camille Vital, a former prime minister and current envoy to Geneva, was one of the competitors calling for her expulsion.
However, Mrs Ravalomanana's proxies immediately lodged a defence at the CES headquarters on Friday. We are just defending our candidate,” Ms Razafimanantsoa said.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Africa Review Kenya