Marc Ravalomanana

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Marc Ravalomanana
5th President of Madagascar
In office
5 July 2002 – 17 March 2009
Prime Minister
Preceded byDidier Ratsiraka
Succeeded byHyppolite Ramaroson (Several hours)
48th Mayor of Antananarivo
In office
14 November 1999 – 6 May 2002
Preceded byGuy Razanamasy
Succeeded byPatrick Ramiaramanana
Personal details
Born (1949-12-12) 12 December 1949 (age 74)
Imerinkasinina, Madagascar
Political partyI Love Madagascar
Spouse(s)Lalao Ravalomanana
m. 1974

Marc Ravalomanana, GCSK (born 12 December 1949) is a Malagasy politician. He was the President of Madagascar from 2002 to 2009.

He resigned following a popular uprising in 2009.

From 2009 to 2012 Ravalomanana lived in exile in South Africa.

In October 2014 he was arrested after returning to Madagascar, having been sentenced in absentia to lifelong hard labour for abuses of power. After his sentence was lifted and he was freed from house arrest in May 2015.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Liantsoa, R. (26 May 2015). "Madagascar : Marc Ravalomanana reprend les rênes du parti TIM". Actualité Houssenia (in French). Retrieved 31 May 2015.