Monday, February 02nd 2009, Andry “TGV” Rajoelina and the opposition have made again an appointement with the people of Antananarivo at the place of May 13th, Analakely.
Today, according to the instructions of the new “leader” of Madagascar (Andry TGV, last saturday, proclaimed himself as the commander in chief of a temporary governement until a real governement of transition is fully set up…), all the civil servants and the students had to go on strike again. The purpose of such action is to show to Marc ravalomanana that ALL the civil servants are with the opposition. Actually, the power of a president and his governement, throughout the republican history of Madagascar, depends on the civil servants. If they all decide not to follow your orders or instructions, you do not have power anymore to lead properly your country. This is what happened to Didier Ignace Ratsiraka in 1991 and in 2002.
Today then was supposed to be the great appointment between Andry “TGV” Rajoelina and the civil servants and the students.
The result was not really what they expected: no civil servants and no students came. Only few irreducibles stood up there (around 50 people). The organizers were obliged to mobilize the employees of a company named “Savonnerie Tropicale” to magnify the numbers of the public.
At noon, Andry “TGV” Rajoelina made his speech.
He announced that the general strike imposed on all the ministries and public offices has been successful. This is false: all the ministries and public offices were opened today.
He said that he is going to remitt a letter to the HCC (High Constitutionnal Court). This letter will detail all the constitutionnal violations that Marc Ravalomanana did during his “reign”. This letter will also inform the HCC about his intention to lodge an impeachment action against the president before the parliament (National Assembly and the Senate). Such action before the parliament is provided by the constitution.
After, he threatend the governor of the central bank because according to him, this governor did not allow his employees to join the general meeting at place of May 13th.
Finally, he declared that he is going to visit all the provinces (Fianarantsoa – Mahajanga – Toamasina – Antsiranana – Toliara). According to him, people from these provinces want to see him.
The meeting in place of May 13th will keep on tomorrow.
Let’s wait and see …