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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

MDG

Website

Madagascar

Established

6/26/1960

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

8/26/2012


Institutions

President

Antananarivo

Antsiranana

Antsiranana

Fianarantsoa

Mahajanga

National Assembly

Prime Minister

Senate

Toamasina

Toliary


DESCRIPTION

Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1886, but regained its independence in 1960. During 1992-93, free presidential and National Assembly elections were held, ending 17 years of single-party rule. In 1997, in the second presidential race, Didier RATSIRAKA, the leader during the 1970s and 1980s, was returned to the presidency. The 2001 presidential election was contested between the followers of Didier RATSIRAKA and Marc RAVALOMANANA, nearly causing secession of half of the country. In April 2002, the High Constitutional Court announced RAVALOMANANA the winner.


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12/24/2003 12:00 am

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Hard labour for ex-Madagascar PM

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