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Vice Admiral Didier Ratsiraka

Date of Birth: 4/11/1936


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'Andry TGV' takes over

Roland Ratsiraka, ex-Mayor of the port city of Toamasina and nephew of former President Didier Ratsiraka, could shape attitudes among the east coast lowland population towards a new President who, like Ravalomanana, is a highland Merina with his political base in the capital...


Politics curdle for the Yoghurt King

Back in 2002, Ravalomanana, then also Mayor of 'Tana', mobilised a peaceful campaign to depose veteran President Didier Ratsiraka, the 'Red Admiral'...


Who's who in the standoff

Roland Ratsiraka, nephew of ex-President Didier Ratsiraka, was a popular Mayor of the port city of Toamasina, his family's base...


A new landscape unfolds

Roland Ratsiraka, former Mayor of Toamasina and nephew of exiled President Didier Ratsiraka, had been silenced by questionable corruption charges but is toying with politics again...


Ravalomanana Inc.

Norsk Hydro already has investments; Norway was the first country to recognise Ravalomanana as President in 2002, when the 'Red Admiral' President Didier Ratsiraka, disputed the election result...


Marc and the miners

The defeated 'Red Admiral' Didier Ratsiraka defied the election result for several months, then gave up and fled the country in July 2002 (AC Vol 43 Nos 7 & 10)...


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Last of the dinosaurs

Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin has long experience in Africa and, in Madagascar (where on 3 July, he visited the then aspiring President Marc Ravalomanana, ignoring his rival, France's old friend Didier Ratsiraka) has already shown his willingness to intervene actively in domestic political tangles...


Two to tango

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)...


Wade's wide world

Yet Wade claimed most of the credit and gave the best sound-bites, offering Senegal's follow-up services as mediator between the island's would-be presidents, Didier Ratsiraka and Marc Ravalomanana...


City under siege

Tension is rising as the standoff between the country's parallel presidents continues, veering between good-natured though fervent protest (especially by Marc Ravalomanana's supporters) and violent attacks on the opposition (particularly by President Didier Ratsiraka's supporters)...


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