Madagascar. According to
Countryaah.com, Prime Minister Emmanuel Rakotovahiny resigned
since the government lost a vote in parliament on May 17.
President Albert Zafy then appointed party-politically
unborn Norbert Ratsirahonana as new prime minister.
Zafy was one of 15 candidates in the presidential
election whose first round was held in November, when none
of the candidates obtained a statutory majority. In the
second round of the election, Zafy and former President
Didier Ratsiraka opposed each other. Ratsiraka won the
election with 53% of the vote against 47% for Zafy, which,
however, demanded that the votes be recalculated.