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First election since 2009 military-backed coup has many hopeful of ending political and economic crisis.
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/Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
The people of Madagascar began voting on Friday in a presidential election they hope will end a five-year crisis.


/Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
They hope it will mend an economy crippled since President Andry Rajoelina seized power in 2009.


/EPA/Kabir Dhanji
President Andry Rajoelina seized power in a 2009 military-backed coup.


/EPA/Kabir Dhanji
The much anticipated election, which has been years in the making, will see 33 candidates vying for head of state.


/Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
There is no clear favourite among the 33 candidates.


/EPA/Kabir Dhanji
Presidential hopefuls have made lofty promises of free primary education, better management of mineral resources and a crackdown on corruption.


/Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
Many Malagasy are, however, less optimistic and fear the result will be disputed.


/Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
It is the first vote on the island off Africa since the upheaval four years ago that drew sanctions against Madagascar.



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Madagascar presidential pollhttp://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Madagascar_presidential_pollen-ussupport@newscred.comUntitled Site10Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:41:11 GMT http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Madagascar_presidential_poll/slideshow/no-caption/7768c0bbefa57dc628595acf0fa13713

The people of Madagascar began voting on Friday in a presidential election they hope will end a five-year crisis.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Madagascar_presidential_poll/slideshow/no-caption/7768c0bbefa57dc628595acf0fa13713Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

The people of Madagascar began voting on Friday in a presidential election they hope will end a five-year crisis.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Madagascar_presidential_poll/slideshow/no-caption/889858a3358c59fbb85c459bc59ac239

They hope it will mend an economy crippled since President Andry Rajoelina seized power in 2009.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Madagascar_presidential_poll/slideshow/no-caption/889858a3358c59fbb85c459bc59ac239Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

They hope it will mend an economy crippled since President Andry Rajoelina seized power in 2009.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Madagascar_presidential_poll/slideshow/no-caption/ecb6b707f10da3afb2f772f2345066fe

President Andry Rajoelina seized power in a 2009 military-backed coup.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Madagascar_presidential_poll/slideshow/no-caption/ecb6b707f10da3afb2f772f2345066feEPA/Kabir Dhanji

President Andry Rajoelina seized power in a 2009 military-backed coup.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Madagascar_presidential_poll/slideshow/no-caption/00cb1eec2eed7e75a14c4d2b3ac9e557

The much anticipated election, which has been years in the making, will see 33 candidates vying for head of state.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Madagascar_presidential_poll/slideshow/no-caption/00cb1eec2eed7e75a14c4d2b3ac9e557EPA/Kabir Dhanji

The much anticipated election, which has been years in the making, will see 33 candidates vying for head of state.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Madagascar_presidential_poll/slideshow/no-caption/f7c49f588a26f3be3a0d399ff443a764

There is no clear favourite among the 33 candidates.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Madagascar_presidential_poll/slideshow/no-caption/f7c49f588a26f3be3a0d399ff443a764Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

There is no clear favourite among the 33 candidates.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Madagascar_presidential_poll/slideshow/no-caption/236241090efbf296b13f398f2f15d1e8

Presidential hopefuls have made lofty promises of free primary education, better management of mineral resources and a crackdown on corruption.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Madagascar_presidential_poll/slideshow/no-caption/236241090efbf296b13f398f2f15d1e8EPA/Kabir Dhanji

Presidential hopefuls have made lofty promises of free primary education, better management of mineral resources and a crackdown on corruption.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Madagascar_presidential_poll/slideshow/no-caption/8c469f9b59178542059ddbaa18196486

Many Malagasy are, however, less optimistic and fear the result will be disputed.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Madagascar_presidential_poll/slideshow/no-caption/8c469f9b59178542059ddbaa18196486Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

Many Malagasy are, however, less optimistic and fear the result will be disputed.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Madagascar_presidential_poll/slideshow/no-caption/a25de2165d7641a082d67dbb8f09ab31

It is the first vote on the island off Africa since the upheaval four years ago that drew sanctions against Madagascar.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Madagascar_presidential_poll/slideshow/no-caption/a25de2165d7641a082d67dbb8f09ab31Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

It is the first vote on the island off Africa since the upheaval four years ago that drew sanctions against Madagascar.



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