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