Government in Madagascar

  • The Prime Minister announces significant support for Africa and La Francophonie at the XVI Summit of La Francophonie

    CANADA, 2016/11/28 While attending the XVI Summit of La Francophonie in Madagascar, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced that the Government of Canada will provide $112.8 million for international aid projects that will benefit several African nations and Haiti. This funding will contribute to projects that aim to fight climate change, empower women, and protect their rights. It will as well be used to stimulate economic increase, which will create job opportunities for young people and women, and to counter terrorism and prevent radicalization.
  • A Cosmetic End to Madagascar’s Crisis?

    MADAGASCAR, 2014/05/24 Madagascar’s recent elections marked an ostensible return to democracy, but unless the new government works hard to implement meaningful political, economic and social reforms, the prospect of further crisis is just a matter of time. The 2009 coup led to five years of isolation for Madagascar, which a highly contested but credible election in late 2013 looks set to reverse. The new president and government are internationally accepted and domestically legitimate. From presently on, the primary obstacle to sustained recovery remains a dysfunctional political system amid deteriorating social and economic conditions. In its new statement, A Cosmetic End to Madagascar’s Crisis?, the International Crisis Group outlines the immediate and long-term changes necessary to underwrite a much-needed revival, with an emphasis on building institutional capacity and credibility, political reconciliation and fending off military interference.
  • Madagascar: Ban happy with peaceful elections in Madagascar

    MADAGASCAR, 2013/11/01 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced happiness with the 'generally peaceful' conduct of the initial round of presidential elections in Madagascar, 'next the political impasses of the recent completed'.   Quoting a UN statement on Saturday, reported that Ban as well expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the Malagasy government and significant stakeholders to replace constitutional order. He expressed the hope that polling would be followed by the orderly counting and tallying of results.
  • Madagascar: Presidential Results Trickle in

    MADAGASCAR, 2013/10/27 Results from Madagascar's presidential election are slowly coming in, a day next voters cast ballots in the initial such polling since a 2009 coup. Thirty-three candidates are vying to be the country's next leader. Analysts predict no candidate will win enough votes to avoid a December runoff. By late Saturday, election officials had released provisional results from about 2 % of the country's additional than 20,000 polling stations.
  • The European Union will observe Madagascar's presidential

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2013/10/08 The European Union will observe Madagascar's presidential and parliamentary elections on invitation from the the country's government. Madagascar presidential elections are scheduled for October 25 and parliamentary elections in December. The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) is led by Maria Muñiz de Urquiza, Member of the European Parliament, who arrived in the Madagascan capital Antananarivo on Wednesday and will officially launch the mission on Thursday. A core team of nine EU election analysts arrived in Antananarivo on September 25. They will be joined by 44 long-term observers on Thursday, and will be reinforced by 50 short-term observers a few days before election day. On the election day a delegation of the European Parliament inclunding locally based members of the EU diplomatic community will join the mission. The EU EOM will deploy over 100 observers throughout the country on election day, the European Commission said in a press release.
  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.
  • Madagascar vote looks set for delay

    MADAGASCAR, 2013/06/01 Madagascar’s interim government on Wednesday paved the way for the postponement of key elections, which are meant to end a four-year political deadlock on the island, next a court found that external factors had derailed the poll preparations. The cabinet, known as government council, decided “to call on the CENIT (the election commission) to determine an election schedule,” it announced in a statement, opening the way for a new vote date.