Military coup in Madagascar fails, democracy remains in place
November 19, 2006
Andrianafidisoa attempted to take over Ivato military base but was attacked by soldiers early Saturday morning. One government soldier was killed in the shootout. Standing president Marc Ravalomanana issued an arrest warrant for the general and continued campaigning in the northern part of the Indian Ocean island nation.
The last election in Madagascar featured a political standoff that resulted in a blockage of the capital and a serious economic blow to one of the world's poorest countries. There is fear that future unrest could be damaging to the nascent tourism industry and development of recently discovered oil fields.
This is a modified news release from The Wistar Institute.
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