While the Army, and many of the people, are supporting the opposition forces, the African Union has come out against any non-democratic (coup d'etat) solution to the disorder in Madagascar:
The African Union condemned what it called an attempted coup by the opposition and urged the people of Madagascar to respect the constitution.Beautiful words, yes, but is anyone in Antananarivo listening?
"The situation in Madagascar is an internal conflict. It is an attempted coup d'etat. We condemn the attempted coup d'etat," Edouard Alo-Glele, Benin's envoy to Ethiopia, said after an emergency meeting of the AU's Peace and Security Council.