High Transitional Authority

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The High Transitional Authority (Malagasy: Fitondrana Avon'ny Tetezamita (FAT); French: Haute autorité de transition or HAT) was 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 was 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 was 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 repeatedly rescheduled the general election,[2] which was held on 20 December 2013, following a first round of presidential elections on 25 October. The presidential elections in December were a runoff between Jean Louis Robinson and Hery Rajaonarimampianina, the top two candidates to emerge from the first round of voting in October. The official results of the second round were announced on 7 January 2014 with Rajaonarimampianina proclaimed the victor with nearly 54% of the vote. This election ended the HAT and restored a regular constitutional government in Madagascar.[3]

Government of Omer Beriziky[edit]

On 28 October 2011, Rajoelina announced the selection of a Prime Minister of consensus, Omer Beriziky, who was responsible for forming a new government of consensus intended to facilitate preparations for internationally recognized presidential elections.[4] The Beriziky government includes the following members (party affiliation in parentheses):[5]

Government of Camille Vital[edit]

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

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  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. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Madagascar Court confirms President-elect". Voice Of America. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  4. ^ Razafison, Rivonala (29 October 2011). "Madagascar: Rajoelina appoints a 'consensus' prime minister". Africa Review. National Media Group, Kenya. Retrieved 2011-10-29.
  5. ^ "Les membres du Gouvernement Beriziky". Site officiel de la présidence de la transition. Archived from the original on 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-07-16.

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