High Transitional Authority

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The High Transitional Authority (Malagasy: Fitondrana Avon'ny Tetezamita (FAT); French: Haute Autorité de Transition or HAT) is a provisional executive body that came to power in Madagascar following the coup that forced Marc Ravalomanana to leave the country on March 17, 2009 as a result of the 2009 Malagasy protests. It is headed by Andry Rajoelina, who appointed members to the body weeks prior to the handing of executive authority from Ravalomanana to the military, which subsequently gave the authority over to the High Transitional Authority.

The HAT is primarily dominated by members of Determined Malagasy Youth, Rajoelina's party.

On September 17, 2011, a "Roadmap for Ending the Crisis in Madagascar," was signed by opposition leaders that was backed by the Southern African Development Community, or SADC. This resolution aimed at creating a stable government once more, and ending the political crisis that endured in Madagascar.[1] The HAT has repeatedly rescheduled the general election, which has been postponed indefinitely as of mid-August 2013.[2]

Government of Omer Beriziky[edit]

On 28 October 2011, Rajoelina announced the selection of a Prime Minister of consensus, Omer Beriziky, who is responsible for forming a new government of consensus intended to facilitate preparations for internationally recognized presidential elections.[3] The Beriziky government includes the following members (party affiliation in parentheses):[4]

Government of Camille Vital[edit]

The HAT Prime Minister before October 2011 was General Camille Vital. Among the members of his government were:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Madagascar: Government". Michigan State University. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Madagascar: Rajoelina could throw in the towel of the Malagasy presidential race". Indian Ocean Times. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Razafison, Rivonala (29 October 2011). "Madagascar: Rajoelina appoints a 'consensus' prime minister". Africa Review (National Media Group, Kenya). Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  4. ^ "Les membres du Gouvernement Beriziky". Site officiel de la présidence de la transition. Retrieved 2012-07-16.