ADDIS ABABA, 25 (Xinhua) – The African Union (AU) has reaffirmed its commitment to continuously following up the presidential election in Madagascar.
In its latest meeting, the Peace and Security Council of the 55-member African Union has deliberated on the situation in Madagascar, according to a AU statement late Saturday.
The council has urged the Malagasy actors to continue to work in peace and dialogue, with a view to finding adequate consensual and peaceful responses to the challenges they face in the process of conduct and conclusion of the electoral process.
Madagascar conducted its first round of presidential election on Nov. 7, and the country will go for the second round on Dec. 19th to his future leader
According to the provisional results released last week by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina and Marc Ravalomanana went into the second round of presidential election in Madagascar, which will take place on Dec. 19.
The council has called on all the relevant stakeholders, the constitutional and legal channels provided for by Malagasy laws and regulations to address and resolve any electoral disputes.
The council called on the Malagasy authorities to learn the lesson from the first round of presidential elections, with a view to enhance the organization of the second round, scheduled for 19 December 2018.
It has also been requested to provide international support to the Madagascar with the necessary material, financial and technical support to meet all the necessary conditions for the smooth running of the presidential election of the second round, and the process of making remarkable progress in consolidating Constitutional order in the country
The council expressed AU's commitment, in close cooperation with Regional Blocs and others, to continue to support Madagascar during the post election phase, including in the socio-economic recovery.
The council called on the presidential candidates and their supporters to work for the conclusion of the electoral process and to continue to show scrupulous respect for organizations, laws and regulations.
The African Union (AU) has deployed a long-term election observation mission in Madagascar.