Philibert Tsiranana

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Philibert Tsiranana
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1st President of Madagascar
In office
1 May 1959 – 11 October 1972
Preceded byNone (position first established)
Succeeded byGabriel Ramanantsoa
Prime Minister of Madagascar
In office
14 October 1958 – 1 May 1959
Preceded byNone (position first established)
Succeeded byNone (position abolished)
Personal details
Born(1912-10-18)18 October 1912
Ambarikorano, Madagascar
Died16 April 1978(1978-04-16) (aged 65)
Antananarivo, Madagascar
NationalityMalagasy
Political partySocial Democratic Party
ProfessionProfessor of French and Mathematics

Philibert Tsiranana (18 October 1912 – 16 April 1978) was a Malagasy politician and leader. He served as the first President of Madagascar from 1959 to 1972.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Saura, André (2006). Philibert Tsiranana, Premier président de la République de Madagascar: Le crépuscule du pouvoir (in French). II. Paris: Harmattan. ISBN 978-2-296-01331-5. OCLC 71887916.