Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Rajoelina looking less successful

Madagascar's new regime, the Army-appointed government of Andry Rajoelina, may well be short-lived.

The African Union has refused to recognize the change in management; Even though the top court of the land confirmed him as interim President, the Malagasy Constitution sets an age minimum of 40, which Rajoelina at 34 misses by a mile; and now Thousands of supporters of expelled (and apparently self-exiled) former President Marc Ravalomanana have taken to the streets, Ravalomanana has set up shop in Southern Africa and appears to be plotting a return.

He has not been asked by the South African Development Community (SADC) to stand aside, and his holding on to Madagascar's seat on SADC's security troika is one way to gain more outside support.

Expect fireworks at the SADC meeting on Monday.

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