· July, 2013

Stories about Madagascar from July, 2013

Protests for Election in Madagascar Lead to Violence, Arrest

  23 July 2013

Vola R of Ma-Laza reports that 7 were hurt [fr] following police repression of protests demanding elections in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The party leading the protest states that the current administration has no intention of organizing elections this year and is just hanging on to their position of power. The leader of...

Privileges Granted to Ex-Presidents in Madagascar

  19 July 2013

Reporter Rianasoa posts the image of a document that stipulates what ex presidents will be entitled to in Madagascar. These privileges include but (not are not limited to) the services of five household helpers and two drivers, and a stipend of 6,000,000 Ariary (about $2700 USD/month): Loi N°2013-001 relative aux privilèges...

Why Can't Madagascar Settle on an Election Date?

  9 July 2013

Four years since a military takeover plunged the country into political crisis, Madagascar has pushed presidential elections back again and again. What's the hold up, and who's benefiting from the repeated delays?

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