The municipal elections of 31 July was generally peaceful despite a number of irregularities reported. No official results have been published, but preliminary information indicates that the party of former President Marc Ravalomanana, TIM, won the capital Antananarivo, and the party of the former President of the Transition Andry Rajoelina, MAPAR, who won in others major cities. The political party of the current President is expected to win in rural areas.
The SADC - recommended commission of enquiry into the killing of Lesotho’s former army chief, Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao, has commenced. The commission, led by Botswana High Court Judge Mpathi Phumaphi, is meant to conclude within 60 days and thereafter report to the chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics‚ Defence and Security Cooperation, South African President Jacob Zuma.
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