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Vol 43 No 10

Published 17th May 2002


Madagascar

Two to tango

The army may step in to prevent the politicians breaking the country apart

Two presidents, two parliaments, two capitals, two economies next, two countries? That seems to be the aim of the veteran Red Admiral, Didier Ratsiraka, who clings to the presidency despite a ruling by the High Constitutional Court on 29 April that his rival, Marc Ravalomanana, had won 51 per cent of the vote on 16 December, to Ratsiraka's 36 per cent (AC Vol 43 Nos 2 & 7). Ratsiraka claims foul play, accusing the six (of nine) High Court judges who ruled against him of political bias.

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