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Why The President of Madagascar Has Not Named a New Prime Minister Yet

Written by Rakotomalala On 8 April 2014 @ 16:16 pm | No Comments

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The new president of Madagascar Hery Rajaonarimampianina was elected president on December 20, 2013. A few months later, he's yet to name a prime minister for his new government [1]. Many observers wonder what is taking so long. Malagasy blogger Michael Rakotoarison has a different take on the situation; he argues that maybe the president taking his time is not such a bad thing [2] [fr]: 

J’étais dans l’attitude ambiante de celui qui doute, moi qui de base n’ai jamais soutenu le Président [..]. De source sûr, le président missionne à l’étranger une poignée d’hommes discrets chargés de débusquer des compétences. Le pari est donc de dégager la politique, pour ne se soucier que de l’économie. 

 I was one of of skeptical ones especially since I have never shown any support for this President [..]. However a reliable source told me that the President has currently commissioned a handful of men to discreetly identify people who possess specific skill sets. The challenge is to get rid of the political side of the equation and to focus on the economy.


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[1] yet to name a prime minister for his new government: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/02/25/madagascar-still-awaiting-a-new-prime-minister-government/

[2] not such a bad thing: http://encampagneprofonde.tumblr.com/post/81864121780/lestimable-pari-du-president-rajaonarimapianina

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