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Madagascar

Madagascar

Population: 24.89 mn.
GDP: $10.0 bn.
Debt: $2.93 bn.

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Big men bid high for the top job

Three ex-presidents are sparing no expense wooing some of the poorest voters in Africa. There’s a wide field, but not much choice

The voters of Madagascar faced a list of 36 candidates when they went to the polls for the presidential elections on 7 November. They include an evangelical pastor, a respected sin...


Polls code sparks crisis

Anti-government protests are spreading and threaten to reignite the island's tradition of popular revolt

With presidential elections due in November, political tension has once again triggered violence on the streets of Antananarivo. On 21 April, a rally by opposition MPs under the ba...


Corruption climate warming

A cabinet reshuffle is intended to restore the government's image but Hery has an uphill task before the coming election

President Hery Rajaonarimampianina is desperately trying to regain the political initiative after taking heavy blows to his government's reputation after it allowed a controversial...


Hery's hard line

The three-cornered fight between the president and his predecessors looks set to continue, and with it yet more instability and conflict

Just when Malagasy politics appeared to be edging towards a more consensual mood, with the last-minute passage of the 2017 budget and a distinctly upbeat December donors' meeting i...


Third premier lucky

New Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana faces a key test next month when he presents his government programme to Parliament. It will be a challenge to sustain majority b...


Impeaching number one

Accident prone President Rajaonarimampianina’s problems may see ex-President Ravolamanana return to centre-stage

Eighteen months of political quarrels came to a head when Parliament voted on 26 May to impeach President Hery Rajaonarimampianina. Since he took office in January 2014, he has fal...


Hery hangs on

The new President is a prisoner of the past. His predecessors are still immensely influential and want to shape the present

An alliance between former President Marc Ravalomanana and the current President, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, is gathering momentum as church leaders nudge Madagascar's political lea...


Hery must make his mark

The country is back in the international fold but the new President needs to distance himself from his predecessor

At last the island has a new President, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, elected on 20 December with 53.5% of the vote on a 50% turnout (AC Vol 55 No 2, Coup legacy lingers). The leader ...


Coup legacy lingers

Everyone hoped the elections would heal divisions and allow the country to move on but it may not be that simple

The final election victory of Hery Rajaonarimampianina is unlikely to provide Madagascar with the healing new start that everyone had hoped for. The chronic instability since the M...


Election outcome still in the balance

The difficult part is now over and polling passed off without major incident, although a second round of voting may be needed to decide the ultimate winner

Four-and-a-half years of transition finally came to a peaceful conclusion on 25 October when Malagasies went to the polls for the first round of the presidential elections. After p...


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