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URGENT ¥¥¥ Madagascar presidential vote delayed to July 24

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Madagascar's crunch presidential elections expected to end a long-running political crisis sparked by a 2009 coup has been postponed by more than two months, the electoral agency announced Tuesday.

The decision to move the vote from May 8 to July 24 was taken due to "the operational difficulties," the electoral commission said in a statement.

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