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25/01/2014 | 20:21:59
He used to be little more than a replacement candidate building on his reliability as transitional finance minister, a playboy sharing money and electoral promises out precinct by precinct, without any shadow of long term viable program up his sleeve. Now that electoral victory is his, what can the Malagasy People expect at all? Hery Rajaonarimampianina drew the headlines of his first decent political program in the run of his first presidential speech. He expects the President to make a key contribution to the restoration of confidence in the State, its rule of law, as well as into the recovery of security and economic growth. [See]

25/01/2014 | 20:20:07
Although Hery Rajaonarimampianina is no match for Barack Obama's grace and elegance, he may possibly compare to French President Francois Hollande. Nieither of their first respective steps as Presidents did contribute to improve their image as much as basically expected. Hery Rajaonarimampianina seems much less like a President with accounting skills than like a general accountant taking charge as a President. [See]

23/01/2014 | 15:54:04
The freshly declared new President inherits in his early days in charge of a political crisis and a institutional crisis in the making. Hery Rajaonarimampianina would really be keen on ruling the country his way and not as a vassal to the outgoing transitional leader who massively boosted, politically and financially speaking, his electoral campaign. How easy will he find to get rid of this putsch maker who has run out of credit but not of troublemaking potential. [See]

21/01/2014 | 07:43:06
Sms text messages sent at random have been circulating since the year 2009 concerning the return home of the former president kept out in exile in South Africa. No Ravalomanana political sphere leader has ever confirmed this rumored come back so far. The Antananarivo region's state police leader made it clear that an arrest warrant against the former president would not be forgotten, could he ever recover Madagascar. The trap has been lying wide opened. But, unlike what he used to do earlier, Marc Ravalomanana has no more fueled any hint of his come back to the Great Isle any more ever since. [See]

20/01/2014 | 07:49:25
The Marc Ravalomanana related issue is far from being deal with, five years after the putsch which claimed his position. But, following Hery Rajaonarimampianina's strongly challenged presidential electoral victory, another issue looms ahead: Andry Rajoelina, the outgoing transitional leader. What will the former DJ entered in politics play for a role? [See]

17/01/2014 | 09:56:58
The Special Electoral Court issued a verdict without stirring any surprise on January 18th, 2014 : "Is elected president of the Republic of Madagascar , the candidate Rajaonarimampianina Rakotoarimanana Hery Martial ." The official results of the second round of the presidential election held on December 20, 2013 clearly display a 53.49 % win for him against 46.51 % for his opponent Jean Louis Robinson. [See]

17/01/2014 | 01:48:31
It must have been a lost cause from scratch. The Ravalomanana sphere's candidate failed from producing satisfying evidences of massive electoral frauds according to the Court' standards. The post electoral crisis which developed back in 2002 does not scare the Special Electoral Court which refused to proceed to any electoral report check up, let alone to any recount. The legal loophole sounds like: frauds cannot be proved, for evidences are part of them; frauds had to get prevented before and during the voting process. [See]

16/01/2014 | 15:59:49
One day away to the Special Electoral Court's formal release of presidential election ultimate results, presidential candidate Jean Louis Robinson keeps emphasizing his stand. He will object the ultimate results, could the electoral judges ever decide to turn a blind eye on complains of frauds and refrain from any in depth check up of the concerned evidences. The Opposition addresses a potential large scale protest wave wrought of Popular Choice Defense Committees, the spearheads of the fight for electoral integrity. As many cells as possible may eventually expected to spread throughout the isle, according to the Opposition's candidate. [See]

14/01/2014 | 10:58:38
The Special Electoral Court will release the ultimate results of the presidential election's round two on Friday, January 17th. Such an early date raised concerns among the Oppostion members, namely among those happening to be closely operating with Jean Louis Robinson, the AVANA party's presidential champion, for it would hint that electoral judges might have turned a blind eye on the largest part of the charges held against electoral cheats. [See]

09/01/2014 | 22:09:53
January 2013 - January 2014, the loop is almost complete. Madagascar’s electoral process may have developed in an unprecedented near craze, but still, it was better than nothing at all. He was yearning for remaining the Transition Leader ready to cling to power at any price, democratic or not. One dream comes true. [See]

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