Daily rallies of the opposition have moved to Anosikely


After the success of the rally that the three movements had last Saturday in Anosikely (downtown of Antananarivo), just in front of the Senate palace, the leaders of the main opposition to Andry Rajoelina and his HAT (High Authority of the Transition) have publicly announced the same day that they will have their daily rallies on this new place that they have renamed “place of reconciliation”.

Place of reconciliation

The choice of such name was not fortuitous since the three former presidents’ movements have decided to unify their effort and to merge to become one great opposition resistance movement named “Madagasikara movement”. This merger was seen as a (fake or casual?) reconciliation between politicians who have in common the denial of the inclusive and autoritarian transition of Andry Rajoelina.

Future actions

According to Zafy Albert and Manandafy Rakotonirina, the most important target of the movement is to complete the setting up of the transition government and the institutions provided by the Maputo convention and Addis-Ababa additional agreement. This means that the “Madagasikara movement” will try to take over the ministries in order to put “their ministers” in their ministerial seats. This reminds us the actions made by Andry Rajoelina and his people on january 2009. Such target justifies the choice of Anosikely as location for the daily rallies of the Madagasikara movement: most of the key ministries are located around and within the district of Anosy.

If the Madagasikara movement really have the intention to take over the ministries in Anosy, we all can expect some “heavy clashes” between ralliers and security forces. According to some local journalists, such take over will occur this week…

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