Charles Rabemananjara

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Charles Rabemananjara
Charles Rabemananjara detail, 12th AU Summit, 090203-N-0506A-616.jpg
Prime Minister of Madagascar
In office
20 January 2007 – 17 March 2009
President Marc Ravalomanana
Preceded by Jacques Sylla
Succeeded by Monja Roindefo
Personal details
Born (1947-06-09) 9 June 1947 (age 69)

Charles Rabemananjara (born June 9, 1947[1]) was Prime Minister of Madagascar from 2007 to 2009. He took office on 20 January 2007 at the beginning of the second term of President Marc Ravalomanana.[2]

Rabemananjara was born in Antananarivo in 1947. During Marc Ravalomanana's first term as President, Rabemananjara became Director of the Military Cabinet of the Presidency in 2004[3] and was then named Minister of the Interior and Administrative Reform on November 28, 2005.[1][4] After becoming Prime Minister, Rabemananjara remained Interior Minister in the new government, named on January 25, 2007.[5]

Following the September 2007 parliamentary election, Ravalomanana appointed a new government, in which Rabemananjara remained in his posts as Prime Minister and Interior Minister, on October 27, 2007.[6] He was additionally assigned the Decentralization portfolio in the 19-member government appointed on April 30, 2008.[7] As Prime Minister, he was an ex officio member of the national political bureau of the ruling Tiako i Madagasikara (TIM) political party and therefore remained on the political bureau at TIM's May 2008 congress.[8]

Rabemananjara is a Merina, like Ravalomanana.[1][3] He was also a general in the army of Madagascar.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Le général Charles Rabemananjara, Premier ministre; La surprise continue", Madagascar Tribune, number 5,466, January 22, 2007 (French).
  2. ^ a b "Madagascar President appoints new Prime Minister"[permanent dead link], VOA News, January 20, 2007.
  3. ^ a b c "Charles Rabemananjara, ou la fin d’une tradition" Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., Jeune Afrique, January 28, 2007 (French).
  4. ^ "Malagasy president appoints new interior minister", Television Nationale Malagasy, Antananarivo, November 28, 2005.
  5. ^ "Gouvernement de Charles Rabemananjara; Onze nouveaux et dix reconduits", Madagascar Tribune, number 5,470, January 26, 2007 (French).
  6. ^ "Remaniement ministeriel a Madagascar", Xinhua, October 27, 2007 (French).
  7. ^ "Remaniement; Radavidson et Laporte limogés", Madagascar Tribune, May 2, 2008 (French).
  8. ^ "Bureau politique du TIM; Rajemison écarté", Madagascar Tribune, May 22, 2008 (French).
Political offices
Preceded by
Jacques Sylla
Prime Minister of Madagascar
Succeeded by
Monja Roindefo