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The president of the National Assembly becomes the Lone Ranger. 12/04/2006 | 17:02:37

It is said that Jean Lahiniriko, president of the National Assembly, angered by the executive has gone off on a lone mission overseas.

Although said to be taken sick while the official German Mission to Madagascar was underway, Jean Lahiniriko, president of the National Assembly appears to have left the country on a mission known only to himself. According to the Express, ?The president of the National Assembly, Jean Lahiniriko, has left for Mauritius, Dubai and Iran; reinforcing it seems the impression of a serious rift between the executive and the lower chamber. Jean Lahiniriko has become the Lone Ranger. Off he goes on his lone missions when during the official visit of the German president, Horst Köhler; he was nowhere to be found. According to official sources, he just completed an official visit to Mauritius yesterday. He met with his opposite number there, Kailash Purryag and the Mauritian minister of Foreign Affaires Madun Dullo. Jean Lahiniriko also met with the person responsible for the coordination and supervision of elections and a private Sector coordinator. The elected representative from Betioky left Mauritius yesterday. His next destinations are Dubai and Iran, where among other business; he will participate in a conference on Palestine. What other motives there may be for his visit to the petroleum countries and the petro-dollar, remain as yet unknown.

 


 

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