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Madagascar: Tensions between the new president and the joint staff of the security forces

The Malagasy security forces gathering, police force, army and national gendarmerie, and participated actively in the continuation in power of the regime of the Transition of Andry Rajoelina during the past five years, would not have the favor of the newly elected president, Hery Rajoanarimampianina.
The national staff joint operational (EMMO-Nat) would thus suddenly, after the dissolution from the part of Hery Rajoanarimampianina of special intervention Forces (FIS) as well as of the Security Directorate of the territory (DST), "two institutions symbols of the former regime of Andry Rajoelina" according to the newspaper L'Express of Madagascar.
Hery Rajoanarimampianina has not yet subsequently met more than ten days after his inauguration the senior members of the security forces.
Hery Rajoanarimampianina has not yet encountered more than ten days after his inauguration senior security forces. "We are currently seeing a vagueness, because we do not yet know the political directive to maintain order and public safety. We have long requested an audience with the President, but so far, we got no response from him. Maybe he doesn't trust us", said the boss of the national gendarmerie in Madagascar, General Richard Ravalomanana.
The latter recalled however that "questions on public order and security should be a top priority".

Antso Rajaona

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