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Yearbook 1996

Madagascar. According to, 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.

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