The electoral commission has announced the provisional result of the runoff presidential vote, despite allegations of electoral fraud. The country's highest court will now decide whether to confirm the win.
Former Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina is set to return to power after beating rival Marc Ravalomanana in last week's highly contested runoff vote, according to provisional results published Thursday by the electoral commission.
Rajoelina won more than 55 percent of the vote against 44 percent for Ravalomanana, it said.
The constitutional court now has nine days to declare the final election results.