Prime Minister of Madagascar

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Prime Minister of the
Republic of Madagascar
Seal of Madagascar.svg
Incumbent
Christian Ntsay

since 6 June 2018
StyleHis Excellency (diplomatic)
Prime Minister
AppointerAndry Rajoelina,
as President of Madagascar
Inaugural holderAndriamihaja
(Before French Annexation)
Gabriel Ramanantsoa
(After Independence)
Formation1828
(Before French Annexation)
18 May 1972
(After Independence)

This is a list of prime ministers of Madagascar, since the creation of the office of Chief Minister in 1828, during the Merina Kingdom.

List[change | change source]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party Monarch(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
Merina Kingdom
1 No image.png Andriamihaja
(died 1833)[a]
1828 1833 4–5 years Independent Ranavalona I
2 No image.png Rainiharo
(died 1852)
1833 10 February 1852
(died in office.)
18–19 years Independent Ranavalona I
3 Rainivoninahitriniony Prime Minister of Madagascar.jpg Rainivoninahitriniony
(1821–1869)
10 February 1852 14 July 1864
(deposed.)
12 years, 155 days Independent Ranavalona I
Radama II
Rasoherina
4 Rainilaiarivony.jpg Rainilaiarivony
(1828–1896)
14 July 1864 14 October 1895
(deposed.)
31 years, 92 days Independent Rasoherina
Ranavalona II
Ranavalona III
5 No image.png Rainitsimbazafy 15 October 1895 September 1896
(removed from office.)
0–1 years Independent Ranavalona III
6 Rasanjy, ca. 1890.jpg Rasanjy
(1851–1918)[b]
September 1896 February 1897 5 months Independent Ranavalona III
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political affiliation High Commissioner(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
French Madagascar (within the French colonial empire and the French Union)
Post abolished (February 1897 – 27 May 1957)
7 Philibert Tsiranana 1962-08-29.jpg Philibert Tsiranana
(1912–1978)[c]
27 May 1957 14 October 1958 1 year, 140 days PSD Soudacaux
Malagasy Republic (within the French Community)
(7) Philibert Tsiranana 1962-08-29.jpg Philibert Tsiranana
(1912–1978)
14 October 1958 1 May 1959 199 days PSD Soudacaux
Post abolished (1 May 1959 – 26 June 1960)
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political affiliation President(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
Malagasy Republic (independent)
Post abolished (26 June 1960 – 18 May 1972)
8 Gabriel Ramanantsoa 1961-07-31.jpg Gabriel Ramanantsoa
(1906–1979)
18 May 1972 5 February 1975
(resigned.)
2 years, 263 days Military Himself
Post abolished (5 February 1975 – 30 December 1975)
Democratic Republic of Madagascar
Post abolished (30 December 1975 – 11 January 1976)
9 No image.png Joël Rakotomalala
(1929–1976)
11 January 1976 30 July 1976
(died in office.)
201 days AREMA Ratsiraka
10 No image.png Justin Rakotoniaina
(1933–2001)
12 August 1976 1 August 1977 354 days AREMA Ratsiraka
11 Désiré Rakotoarijaona.jpg Désiré Rakotoarijaona
(1934–)
1 August 1977 12 February 1988 10 years, 195 days Military Ratsiraka
12 No image.png Victor Ramahatra
(1945–)
12 February 1988 8 August 1991 3 years, 177 days Military Ratsiraka
13 No image.png Guy Razanamasy
(1928–2011)
8 August 1991 12 September 1991 35 days AREMA Ratsiraka
Third Republic of Madagascar
(13) No image.png Guy Razanamasy
(1928–2011)
12 September 1991 9 August 1993 1 year, 331 days AREMA Ratsiraka
Zafy
14 No image.png Francisque Ravony
(1942–2003)
9 August 1993 30 October 1995 2 years, 82 days CSDDM Zafy
15 No image.png Emmanuel Rakotovahiny
(1938–2020)
30 October 1995 28 May 1996 211 days UNDD Zafy
16 No image.png Norbert Ratsirahonana
(1938–)
28 May 1996 21 February 1997 269 days AVI Zafy
Himself
Ratsiraka
17 No image.png Pascal Rakotomavo
(1934–2010)
21 February 1997 23 July 1998 1 year, 152 days AREMA Ratsiraka
18 No image.png Tantely Andrianarivo
(1954–)
23 July 1998 31 May 2002[d] 3 years, 312 days AREMA Ratsiraka
19 No image.png Jacques Sylla
(1946–2009)
(26 February 2002)
27 May 2002
20 January 2007 4 years, 238 days Independent Ravalomanana
- No image.png Jean-Jacques Rasolondraibe
(1947–)
(Acting)
31 May 2002 5 July 2002 35 days AREMA Ratsiraka
20 Charles Rabemananjara detail, 12th AU Summit, 090203-N-0506A-616.jpg Charles Rabemananjara
(1947–)
20 January 2007 17 March 2009
(deposed.)
2 years, 56 days TIM Ravalomanana
High Transitional Authority
21 No image.png Monja Roindefo
(1965–)
(7 February 2009)
17 March 2009
10 October 2009
(13 November 2009)
207 days Monima Rajoelina
22 No image.png Eugène Mangalaza
(1950–)
10 October 2009 18 December 2009 69 days Independent Rajoleina
- No image.png Cécile Manorohanta
(Acting)
18 December 2009 20 December 2009 2 days TGV Rajoelina
23 Albert Camille Vital (IAEA Imagebank) crop.jpg Albert Camille Vital
(1952–)
20 December 2009 2 November 2011 1 year, 317 days Military Rajoelina
24 Jean Omer Beriziky-IMG 0958.jpg Omer Beriziky
(1950–)
2 November 2011 16 April 2014 2 years, 165 days LEADER-Fanilo Rajoelina
Rajaonarimampianina
Fourth Republic of Madagascar
25 Roger Kolo 2014.jpg Roger Kolo
(1943–)
16 April 2014 17 January 2015 276 days Independent Rajaonarimampianina
26 No image.png Jean Ravelonarivo
(1959–)
17 January 2015 10 April 2016 1 year, 84 days Independent Rajaonarimampianina
27 No image.png Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana
(1964–)
13 April 2016 6 June 2018 2 years, 54 days Independent Rajaonarimampianina
28 No image.png Christian Ntsay
(1961–)
6 June 2018 Incumbent 2 years, 128 days Independent Rajaonarimampianina
Rakotovao
Rajoelina

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Styled as Chief Minister.
  2. Styled as Principal Governor.
  3. Styled as Vice President of the Executive Council.
  4. Under house arrest by Ravalomanana from 27 May 2002.

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