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Madagascar police impose curfew on eve of presidential election, after polling stations torched

Associated Press

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Madagascar police have imposed a night-time curfew in the capital after the torching of some polling stations ahead of a presidential election set for Thursday. Protests organized by opposition leaders boycotting the election over alleged irregularities have intensified in recent weeks. The opposition leaders have urged people to stay away from polling booths. Opposition critics allege that incumbent President Andry Rajoelina should have lost his citizenship when he applied for French nationality as an adult. They also argue the election commission lacks independence. And they are demanding the establishment of a special court to deal with electoral disputes.

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