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Statement on the election from the U.S. Embassy
November 16, 2023

The United States supports the right of Malagasy citizens to freely exercise their democratic choice in a peaceful manner and calls for restraint from all stakeholders and to put the interests of the Malagasy people first over any individual political gain. While elections themselves do not equal democracy, we firmly believe holding elections is fundamental to a functioning democracy. Our sincere hope is for a smooth and orderly election ensuring a fair and transparent expression of the will of the Malagasy people.