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Unchanged Situation

National Assembly 1 Feb passed law enabling President Rajoelina, elected in Dec, to legislate by decree until election of new parliament on grounds that existing parliament’s mandate would end 5 Feb; date of parliamentary polls not yet fixed. Parliament 5 Feb confirmed law in final session. Opposition MPs close to former President Ravalomanana, defeated in Dec polls, denounced break in separation of powers.

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Reports & Briefings

A Cosmetic End to Madagascar’s Crisis?

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Madagascar: Crisis Heating Up?

Madagascar: Crisis Heating Up?

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Madagascar: Ending the Crisis

Madagascar: Ending the Crisis

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Report / Africa

A Cosmetic End to Madagascar’s Crisis?

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.

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Op-Ed / Africa

Madagascar's Back on Track - Destination Unknown

Originally published in City Press

Report / Africa

Madagascar: Crisis Heating Up?

While the reality and extent of the coup announced yesterday by military officers is still uncertain, the latest events demonstrate the fragility of the situation in Madagascar and the urgent need for a new international strategy to end the long crisis. Negotiations should now focus on international support to the electoral process based on strict conditions.

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