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The anticipated 2018 elections in Madagascar, poisoned chalice
There are protests by members of parliament against the new government announced on 11 June 2018. These protests are taking place in Place du 13 Mai, which is symbolic of the popular student uprising of 1972 against the colonial education system. The protests are coupled with demonstrations by public servants in the ministry of telecommunications and postal services. The protesters are alleging that the new government is not inclusive, as the judgement required. At the moment the matter has been referred, again, to the High Constitutional Court and Conseil d'état. [!] Le Conseil d'état is a government structure, acting as a tribunal that resolves internal differences in government. The antagonists of the current government are both former presidents of Madagascar, and former mayors of the capital Antananarivo. Marc Ravalomanana was president between 2002 and 2009. While Rajoelina was a coup leader and president of the Haute Autorité de la Transition [!], a transitional regime between 2009 and 2013.

Françafrique, CFA, "civilizational challenges", [2013, 2018]
"civilizaitonal progress"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 9th, 2018 at 12:23:53 AM EST
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