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Madagascar: Andry Rajoelina still noncommittal about his candidacy

Madagascar: Andry Rajoelina still noncommittal about his candidacy
The head to head meeting which took place on Tuesday evening between Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the president of the Transition Andry Rajoelina has failed so far to unlock the political crisis that shakes Madagascar since 2009.  

Andry Rajoelina continues to cast doubt on his candidacy and reserve the scoop of his decision to the Malagasy people, waiting for the right time to speak.  "I think that it’s for soon since the last day of application filing of is on 8th March. So, it is at this time that we will take a decision or perhaps before", launched the microphone of Radio France International.

France who is ranked behind the positions of SADC (the Southern African development community), wanted the two main protagonists to withdraw from the race for the presidential elections in Madagascar scheduled in may 2013.

Laurent Fabius led the president of the Transition to suit Marc Ravalomanana, partly because of his young age and the possibility for him to come in 2018.

"The former President has concocted three coups d ' état that failed"

The former President ousted in 2009 already formalized his withdrawal, but his possible return before the elections does enchant the president of the Transition. "I always said, the homecoming to the country of the former president in Madagascar before the electoral process could lead to unimaginable consequences... I think that there is a huge risk, and the consequences will be unimaginable. Since three years of Transition, the former President, according to a report of the mounted police, has concocted three coups d ' état that had failed. Three military coups d’etat. Not to mention the individual and personal attacks: there was a bomb attack on my car", says Andry Rajoelina.

Antso Rajaona

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