Hery Rajaonarimampianina, a new president in need of stronger allies
New Madagascan president Hery Rajaonarimampianina, who was elected on December 20 with a 53.49% majority over his rival, Robinson Jean Louis, is a sort of unidentified political object who has become president a little by chance. [...]
Mamy Ravatomanga, businessman and "éminence grise"
Entrepreneur Maminiaina "Mamy" Ravatomanga, whose business has been booming in recent years, is an unwavering supporter and unofficial adviser of transition president Andry "TGV" Rajoelina. The two men were brought together in 2008 when their respective companies were having problems as a result of fiscal investigations initiated by the entourage of the then president, Marc Ravalomanana. [...]