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Madagascar : Rajaonarimampianina's government could be under threat for a coup

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A political crisis could shake the new government led by President of the Republic, Hery Rajaonarimampianina in the course of this year. Despite that the new president was elected in the recent democratic elections, however, a coup is not to be excluded in Madagascar.

As this was revealed by a study conducted by the American newspaper The Washington Post. This study is based on the political system among others.

There have been tensions between insiders of Andry Rajoelina's party to those of President Rajaonarimampianina. Those close to the Head of State went in war against collaborators of Rajoelina's clan. The potential danger for the new government is rather socio-economic than of political order, as reported by L'Express de Madagascar newspaper.

According to a political observer, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) would take at least six months to make evaluation of the Madagascar' dossier. The unblocked funds would take place only in 2015. This could lead to a depreciation of Madagascar currency and afterwards, this could cause inflation. Thus, he adds, this would eventually provoke a "starving riot" and a situation for which opponents of Rajaonarimampianina's regime would benefit.

Zara Rasamoelina

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