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Madagascar's presidential candidates both claimed victory Saturday in run-off polls, each accusing the other of rigging the vote as results started to trickle in. Former health minister Robinson Jean Louis, candidate of ousted president Marc Ravalomanana, told AFP he expected to win 56 percent, while his opponent Hery Rajaonarimampianina claimed to have taken between 60 and 65 percent. "Up to now I'm the winner, and we had a little party last night at our headquarters because the voters who came showed we won, at least according to the results we've received," Jean Louis, 61, told AFP in an interview Saturday. Ballot boxes were already half full when people started voting at the polling station where strongman Andry Rajoelina cast his ballot, he alleged.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Four men have been arrested on charges of murder, conspiracy and other counts in the carjacking death of a man shot in front of his wife outside an upscale mall in northern New Jersey last weekend, authorities said Saturday.