Madagascar

Instability around Andry Rajoelina's coup-installed government. See summary

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modernghana.com New Madagascar technocrat government seeks stability 04/18
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modernghana.com Madagascar names prime minister after deadlock 04/11
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reuters.com Madagascar says IMF restores ties five years after coup 03/13
globalvoicesonline.org Madagascar Still Awaiting a New Prime Minister, Government 02/25
modernghana.com Ex-coup leader's aide set to become Madagascar's new premier 02/24
voanews.com Former Madagascar President Rules Himself Out of PM Job 02/21
france24.com Coup leader Rajoelina rules out seeking role as Madagascar’s prime minister 02/21
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bbc.co.uk Africa in pictures: 31 January-6 February 2014 02/07
allafrica.com SADC Lifts Suspension On Madagascar 02/05
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allafrica.com Fransman Concludes Visit to Madagascar 01/29
huffingtonpost.com Madagascar's Radio DJ President Jockeys for Power 01/28
dw.de African Union lifts Madagascar suspension 01/27
reuters.com African Union welcomes Madagascar back after power handover 01/27
allafrica.com Dar Offers Madagascar Assistance On Sanctions 01/27
punchng.com AU lifts Madagascar suspension as new president resumes 01/27
allafrica.com Blast Near President's Inauguration Site 01/26
reuters.com Madagascar's new president takes over power from ex-coup leader 01/25
modernghana.com Madagascar's new leader sworn in, reaches out to rivals 01/25
voanews.com Blast Near Madagascar President's Inauguration Site 01/25
nzherald.co.nz Madagascar president installed, hopes for new aid 01/25
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news24.com Egypt coup stunts democracy trend 01/23
reuters.com Outgoing Madagascar president and ex-coup leader may seek PM job 01/22
pulitzercenter.org Madagascar's Crisis in Pictures 01/20
allafrica.com Madagascar Court Confirms President-Elect 01/20
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nzherald.co.nz Madagascar: court approves new leader 01/17
modernghana.com Rajoelina-backed candidate elected Madagascar president 01/17
allafrica.com Nation Awaits the Final Verdict On Its Elections 01/17
pmnewsnigeria.com Court confirms Raja as Madagascar’s president 01/17
reuters.com Madagascar court confirms ex-finance minister is president-elect 01/17
vancouversun.com Special court in Madagascar approves election of new leader, rejects recount demands 01/17
modernghana.com Strongman Rajoelina's candidate elected Madagascar president 01/17
aljazeera.com Madagascar electoral court declares president 01/17
reuters.com Court confirms Madagascar election result; loser rejects it 01/17
allafrica.com Rajaonarimampianina Declared Winner 01/10
modernghana.com Ousted Madagascar leader's candidate to accept election outcome 01/08
allafrica.com New President Brings Hope of Economic Change 01/04
modernghana.com Ousted Malagasy president's camp threatens protests 01/04
allafrica.com Provisional Result in Crucial Madagascan Poll 01/04
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ndtv.com Ex-finance minister wins disputed Madagascar election 01/03
france24.com Former finance minister wins disputed Madagascar vote 01/03
modernghana.com Rajaonarimampianina poised to win Madagascar election 01/03
vancouversun.com Rajaonarimampianina looks set to become Madagascar's next president 01/03
bbc.co.uk Rajoelina's man wins Madagascar poll 01/03
allafrica.com Former Finance Minister Wins Disputed Ballot 01/03
news24.com Coup leader's proxy leading Madagascar poll 01/03
voanews.com Madagascar's New President Brings Hope of Economic Change 01/03
punchng.com Rajaonarimampianina wins Madagascar presidential election 01/03
allafrica.com Madagascar Presidential Poll Results Due On Friday 01/02
voanews.com Trailing Madagascar Candidate Alleges Fraud 01/01
allafrica.com Trailing Election Candidate Alleges Fraud 01/01
nytimes.com Coup-Leader President's Candidate Poised to Win Madagascar Vote 01/01
timeslive.co.za Rajoelina candidate leads Madagascar presidential vote 12/31
modernghana.com Trailing Madagascar candidate contests presidential vote 12/31
straitstimes.com President's candidate poised to win Madagascar run-off vote 12/31
modernghana.com Rajoelina candidate leads Madagascar presidential vote 12/30
foxnews.com Former strongman-backed candidate ahead in polls for Madagascar's next president 12/30
news24.com Rajoelina candidate leads Madagascar vote 12/30
modernghana.com Strongman candidate leads Madagascar polls 12/26
modernghana.com Madagascar polls free, credible, democratic: observers 12/22
allafrica.com Both Presidential Candidates Claim Victory in Run-Off 12/22
modernghana.com Madagascar rivals both claim poll win, allege fraud 12/21
reuters.com Madagascar presidential candidates neck and neck in early count 12/21
aljazeera.com Madagascar rivals both claim presidential win 12/21
scmp.com Madagascar presidential candidates both claim election victory 12/21
france24.com Madagascar votes in landmark run-off election 12/20
foxnews.com Madagascar voters in run-off election for new president and parliament 12/20
france24.com Old political rivalries overshadow landmark Madagascar poll 12/20
reuters.com Voters in Madagascar want end to crisis sparked by coup 12/20
modernghana.com Madagascar votes for new leader, hoping to end crisis 12/20
allafrica.com Alliances au 2e tour - 42,91 % pour Robinson, 34,26 % pour Hery 12/20
globalvoicesonline.org Votes Cast in the Madagascar Presidential Elections Runoff 12/20
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english.people.com.cn Madagascar presidential runoff kicks off 12/20
pulitzercenter.org Why Madagascar's Children Have the Most at Stake in Friday's Presidential Election 12/19
bbc.co.uk Madagascar in second-round poll 12/19
aljazeera.com Madagascar set for presidential run-off polls 12/19
bbc.co.uk Q&A: Madagascar election run-off 12/19
pulitzercenter.org Madagascar: When the Aid Dries Up 12/19
voanews.com Madagascar Preparing for Presidential Run-Off Election 12/18
reuters.com Madagascar voters want presidential run-off to end crisis 12/18
straitstimes.com Madagascar to vote in run-off presidential polls 12/18
allafrica.com 'The Crisis Isn't Ended Yet' 12/16
allafrica.com Nation Braces for Election Campaigns 11/28
foreignpolicy.com The Curse of Low Expectations - By Brian Klaas 11/27
reuters.com Doubt over election after Madagascar military handed control of regions 11/22
straitstimes.com Madagascar military seizes control of eight regions 11/21
allafrica.com Con-Court Rejects Demand for Election Results Cancellation 11/19
allafrica.com On the Road to Political Progress 11/12
monitor.co.ug Storm after President reveals own candidate 11/11
modernghana.com Madagascar's Rajoelina backs candidate for run-off 11/09

Summary

In early 2009, Andry Rajoelina, the mayor of Madagascar's capital Antananarivo, began agitating for the overthrow of the president, Marc Ravalomanana. Rajoelina's TV station had aired an interview with Didier Ratsiraka, the former president of the island nation, and in retaliation, Ravalomanana had shut the TV station.

Protests turned violent, and over 100 people were killed by the army. The army switched its support to Rajoelina in mid-February 2009, and Ravalomanana ceded power.