Madagascar’s 2009 Political Crisis

1 12 2009

URL: http://opencrs.com/document/R40448/. Source: Congressional Research Service.

Political tensions on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar between President Marc Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina, the former mayor of the capital city, escalated in early 2009, culminating in the Presidents forced removal from office. In preceding weeks, over 135 people had been killed in riots and demonstrations.

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