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Madagascar: A military junta at the head of the country, previews a reputed historian of the political history of the Island




The political and economic crisis in which Madagascar is bogged could lead to the arrival of a military junta which would take the reins of the country.
 
This is the hypothesis of the worst announced by the historian Jean Fremigacci, unveiled during a debate initiated by the contemporary Africa review, Wednesday, March 25 in the French capital, in the wake of the release of its last issue which refers to the political convulsions which Madagascar seems accustomed with recurrent episodes of crises and chronic political instability, as reported by the newspaper Le Monde in its edition of 26 March 2015.
 
"The president Hery Rajaonarimampianina has been elected for more than one year and is still (not) able to impose himself. A plutocracy is at the country's command and if it continues like this, I clearly see a military junta decide to take up things in hand, "has put forward the professor who is one of the most respected analysts in the political history of Madagascar and who has taught at the University of Tananarive then at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
 
Some others speakers present has completely rejected this pessimistic analysis. In particular, Jean-Marc Chestnut, former Ambassador of France in the Big Island from 2009 to 2012 during the turbulent political plan period of Transition of Andry Rajoelina. "A military junta? But with which troops? The general do not have enough men to put on the street," said the former French diplomat who currently occupies the position of Managing Director of the Research Institute for development (IRD).
 
However all thoughtful observers of the political spectrum of Madagascar are all of the opinion that the Island is diving each day a little more into poverty. "A representative oligarchy, barely 1% of the total population continues to crush the rest of the population. Nothing has changed (since the election of Hery Rajaonarimampianina in January 2014). All the factors of a crisis are there "alerted Mireille Razafindrakoto, researcher at the IRD. Since 1960, per capita income is declining and the successive political crises are increasingly closer in time...



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