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Madagascar: A national holiday boycotted by the France and the United States, on a background of international sanctions against Andry Rajoelina and Didier Rasiraka Lalao Ravalomanana




Madagascar: A national holiday boycotted by the France and the United States, on a background of international sanctions against Andry Rajoelina and Didier Rasiraka Lalao Ravalomanana
France and the United States as well as several representatives from the European Union and the international community decided last Wednesday, June 26, to boycott the national holiday of the Malagasy independence to mark their disapproval against the controversial nominations in the next presidential election of the current President of the

Transition, Andry Rajoelina and former President Didier Ratsiraka and also that of the wife of the former president of the Big Island, Lalao Ravalomanana.

The Ambassador of France in Madagascar, François Goldblatt and Brett Bruen, political and cultural adviser of American Embassy were not present during the festivities celebrating the 53rd anniversary of the independence of Madagascar.
 
The movement of Marc Ravalomanana in exile in South Africa also followed in their footsteps.
 
"The management of the transition is upside down, and Andry Rajoelina is the main culprit, by wanting to be both President and a candidate", said the site lexpressmada.com Mamy Rakotoarivelo Congress President and Head of Transition exponent of the former strongman of Madagascar between 2002 and 2009.
 
At the same time, the International Contact Group on Madagascar (ICG-M) decided on Wednesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, targeted sanctions against the three candidates contested the presidential election and their relatives (prohibition travel and assets freeze on the outside).

"If they do not want to do it, they should know that an election with their participation will not be recognized by the entire international community", said the former Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano and SADC mediator.

The three candidates listed do not count, for the moment influence their position against the requirements of (SADC), the African Union (AU) as well as other institutions and countries of the Commonwealth international concerned by the Malagasy crisis.



Antso Rajaona


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