Elections began on Wednesday in Madagascar, where nearly 10 million of voters will choose their candidates in hope that the new leader will lift the country out of poverty and corruption.
36 candidates have all promised to improve the country’s economy, create jobs and end corruption, but the three leaders in the running have only a slight chance to dramatically change the situation according to political scientists.
“I was waiting impatiently for the elections because the suffering is everywhere in Madagascar! Our country is rich! Why are most Malagasy poor? “Said Judith Rasolofo, the housewife with three children. “I want to see something new in Madagascar!”
The Malagasy hope that the elections will be credible and transparent without falsification.
Source: The Washington Post