News Alerts

Madagascar News Alert

Madagascar: Opposition rally in Antananarivo April 21

Opposition MPs plan to hold rally in Antananarivo April 21 to denounce new electoral laws; avoid all gatherings

17 Apr 11:45 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 4/17/2018, 12:00 AM until 4/22/2018, 11:59 PM (Indian/Antananarivo). COUNTRY/REGION Antananarivo
Read all related news alert(s):


Opposition members of parliament (MPs) are set to stage a rally on Saturday, April 21, in the capital Antananarivo in front of the City Hall to denounce new electoral laws. However, the municipal police have threatened to revoke authorization for the rally. A heightened security presence, as well as traffic disruptions, is likely during the event and clashes with security forces cannot be ruled out.

A related demonstration that took place in Toasmasina on April 14 was dispersed by security forces. Further protests are likely in the coming weeks.


On April 3, pro-government MPs passed three controversial electoral bills; opposition MPs boycotted the vote. The laws were approved on April 12 by the senate, following which opposition supporters took to the High Constitutional Court to call for the annulment of the laws.


Individuals are advised to monitor developments to the situation and to avoid all demonstrations due to the risk of violence.


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news