In a letter to electoral authorities received on Tuesday, 10 of 13 presidential candidates said court rulings that handed the reins of the Indian Ocean island to Prime Minister Christian Ntsay were dictated by Rajoelina and his entourage to favour the president in the November election
The Malagasy opposition has denounced "an institutional coup d'état" orchestrated by President Rajoelina, after a series of court decisions which, according to it, favor the head of state candidate for re-election in less than two months.
The Malagasy electoral commission took note on Monday of the candidacy for the next presidential election of the outgoing head of state, Andry Rajoelina, hampered in recent months by a controversy surrounding his nationality finally swept aside by the courts, noted a journalist from the 'AFP.
"They have tried everything and devised every strategy to prevent me from standing for the presidency. Only the Constitution can prevent me from standing and the Constitution allows me to run for another term, which will be my second and final term." Andry Rajoelina, Madagascar's president