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Madagascar: Andry Rajoelina reshuffles his government a few months before the presidential election

Malagasy President Andry Rajoelina carried out a partial reshuffle of his government on Monday February 20. In total, the boss of the Ambohitsorohitra palace separated from seven of his ministers.

Seven ministers were sacked and replaced by President Andry Rajoelina who reshuffled his government. These are the Minister of Energy, the Minister of Youth and Sports, the Minister of Labor, Civil Service and Social Laws, the Minister of National Defense, the Minister of Justice, the Minister of Public Works, and the Minister of Transport and Meteorology.

From now on, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is also headed by a new minister, in the person of Yvette Sylla (former Minister of Foreign Affairs during the Transition regime in 2009) and this, after nearly four months of interim provided by the outgoing Minister of National Defense, General Rakotonirina Léon Richard.

The new government set up by the Malagasy president is made up, among others, of a deputy from the presidential party, a senator appointed by the president, and two former secretaries general to the Presidency.

It should be noted that this partial reshuffle of the government occurs a few months before the holding of the presidential election, the provisional timetable of which, considered consistent with the Constitution by the High Constitutional Court, is still awaiting validation from the executive power. Note that outgoing president Andry Rajoelina is eligible for a second term.