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Calm is back to Madagascar’s capital after deadly clashes

Calm is back to Madagascar’s capital after deadly clashes

After a day of clashes between security personal and protesters Madagascar’s capital has returned back to normal.

The clashes in Antananarivo has caused two death and 16 wounded in a protest banned by the government. The president of Madagascar Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Sunday has highly condemned this act as a “coup d‘état ” which was a deadly opposition-led protests against new electoral laws and he warned “troublemakers” against further action.

I call on all the people of Madagascar to be calm, respect democracy, but what happened on Saturday is nothing but a coup,”

“We must all be convinced that a coup d’etat brings no solution for our country’s future. I warn troublemakers and those who insist on hatred and clashes in search of a bloodbath or loss in human life,” he added.

The country is experiencing a tense political atmosphere, where the opposition accuses the Madagascar President for blocking some of their candidates from standing in the upcoming presidential elections by the end of this year