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2 Reasons Why Madagascar's President Hasn't Been Impeached Yet (Contrary to Media Reports)

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Elections, Governance, Politics
Screen Capture of Media Headlines about Madagascar via Google News

Screen capture of media headlines about Madagascar via Google News

Numerous media outlets have reported [1]that Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina has been impeached. While members of parliament have voted 121 in favor of his impeachment out of 125, there are a few reasons why the president is still projected to stay in charge for the time being:

  1. The constitutional court has to approve of the motion to impeach. The procedure may require a prolonged period to review the allegations.
  2. The legitimacy of the vote has been challenged [2] over accusations of fraudulent counting.

Malagasy [3] observers have weighed in [4] on the motives behind the motion of impeachment.