Didier Ratsiraka

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Didier Ratsiraka
3rd President of Madagascar
In office
9 February 1997 – 5 July 2002
Prime MinisterNorbert Ratsirahonana
Pascal Rakotomavo
Tantely Andrianarivo
Preceded byAlbert Zafy
Succeeded byMarc Ravalomanana
In office
15 June 1975 – 27 March 1993
Prime MinisterJoël Rakotomalala
Justin Rakotoniaina
Désiré Rakotoarijaona
Victor Ramahatra
Guy Razanamasy
Preceded byGilles Andriamahazo
Succeeded byAlbert Zafy
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Madagascar
In office
PresidentGabriel Ramanantsoa
Preceded byJacques Rabemananjara
Succeeded byAlbert Zakariasy
Personal details
Born(1936-11-04)4 November 1936
Vatomandry, French Madagascar
Died28 March 2021(2021-03-28) (aged 84)
Antananarivo, Madagascar
Political partyVanguard of the Malagasy Revolution
Spouse(s)Céline Velonjara (m.1964–2021; his death)
RelativesRoland Ratsiraka (nephew)

Vice Admiral Didier Ratsiraka (4 November 1936 – 28 March 2021) was a Malagasy politician. He was the President of Madagascar from 1975 to 1993 and from 1997 to 2002.[1] He was in exile from 2009 to 2011.[2]

Ratsiraka died on 28 March 2021 in Antananarivo, Madagascar from cardiac arrest caused by the influenza at the age of 84.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Fleuria, REMBERT Nelly (2023-08-20). "Élection présidentielle à Madagascar: les Ratsiraka, une famille divisée". L'Écho du Sud (in French). Retrieved 2023-08-26.
  2. "Former Madagascar president Ratsiraka ends exile", Mail & Guardian Online, November 24, 2011
  3. Asala, Kizzi (28 March 2021). "Madagascar's ex-president Didier Ratsiraka dies at 84". Africanews. Retrieved 28 March 2021.

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