Madagascar election: Expenses soar amid extreme poverty

With no laws to limit campaign spending, the presidential election is expected to cost more than it did five years ago.

by

    Madagascar is gearing up for what could be the most expensive presidential election in its history.

    More than three-quarters of the population live in poverty, but politicians are spending more than ever on their bid for the top office.

    Al Jazeera's Fahmida Miller has more from Antananarivo.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    We visualised 1.2 million votes at the UN since 1946. What do you think are the biggest issues facing the world today?

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.