Lova Rakotomalala · October, 2008

Hi,
I am a Post-doctoral research associate based at Purdue University in Indiana.
I have been following this historical presidential campaign with heightened interest.
I will give you my perspective from a non-voting, Malagasy/French perspective.
I also give more of my personal point of view on my
personal blog is http://rakotomalala.blogspot.com

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