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Madagascar: Roots of the Turmoil

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, Governance, Politics

Stephen Ellis [1], co-author (with Solofo Randrianja) of Madagascar: A Short History [2], explains that Ravalomanana's removal can be attributed to two main factors: [1]his use of presidential power to further business interests and his alienation of the provincial political class and the armed forces.