Police clash with protestors during a opposition demonstration against a draft electoral law adopted by Madagascar's National Assembly on April 21, 2018 in Antananarivo. / AFP / RIJASOLO
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Dozens of soldiers on Sunday temporarily threw a cordon around a public square in Madagascar's capital where opposition protests against new electoral laws have left two people dead in the restive island nation.Two people died in violence on Saturday, hospital chiefs updated on Sunday, and at least 16 were wounded after clashes between thousands of opposition activists and security forces in the square.Rajaonarimampianina, who returned Sunday from a trip abroad, is expected to address the nation on Sunday night.Elected in 2013, Rajaonarimampianina has not yet announced whether he will stand for re-election.But two former heads of state have already mooted runs: Marc Ravalomanana, who was president from 2002 to 2009, and Andry Rajoelina, who removed him during a coup. Madagascar endured several years of turmoil after Ravalomanana was ousted as president in the 2009 coup.
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