Madagascar: Coup Attempt Coincides With Referendum

A coup attempt, coinciding with a referendum on a new constitution held amid widespread speculation that two exiled former presidents will return within days, is propelling Madagascar into a situation where "anything can happen", an analyst has said.

Madagascar's interim leader Andry Rajoelina and members of the military.

  • Madagascar:   Mutineers Arrested, Army Says

    RFI, 20 November 2010

    Pro-government troops in Madagascar on Saturday stormed a rebel army base and arrested all the mutineers who declared that they had seized power earlier this week, officials say. Read more »

  • Madagascar:   Coup Attempt Coincides With Referendum

    UNIRIN, 18 November 2010

    A coup attempt, coinciding with a referendum on a new constitution held amid widespread speculation that two exiled former presidents will return within days, is propelling… Read more »

  • Madagascar:   Crisis Heating Up?

    ICG, 18 November 2010

    While the reality and extent of the coup announced yesterday by military officers is still uncertain, the latest events demonstrate the fragility of the situation in Madagascar and… Read more »

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  • Madagascar:   Coup Plotters in Talks With Regime

    RFI, 18 November 2010

    Troops who staged a mutiny and claimed to have seized power in Madagascar are reportedly negotiating with the regime from their barracks. There were no signs Thursday of a military… Read more »

  • Madagascar:   Leader Says He's Still in Control Despite Coup Attempt

    RFI, 17 November 2010

    Madagascar's leader has insisted he remains in control of the country, and is promising a quick crackdown on a group of soldiers who are still claiming they've taken control.… Read more »

  • Madagascar:   General Claims to Have Seized Power

    RFI, 17 November 2010

    An army general is claiming that Madagascar's government has been overthrown and that a military committee is now in charge after a coup. It comes as the country is supposed to… Read more »

  • Madagascar:   Rajoelina's Referendum

    Instutute for Security Studies, 16 November 2010

    On 17 November 2010, Madagascar will be holding a referendum to decide on a new constitution that should pave the way for the transition, following a coup d'etat in this country in… Read more »

  • Madagascar:   U.S. Calls for Return to Democratic Rule

    allAfrica, 5 November 2010

    A senior United States diplomat told the Malagasy people this week that the political structures and processes created by their de facto government were “insufficiently… Read more »

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