Mining code fails to make it on to the parliamentary agenda
Reform of the Madagascan mine code has been put back until the next parliamentary session in May 2023. The bill failed to find a consensus as tensions persisted on certain points.
Hery Rajaonarimampianina and Marc Ravalomanana have been discreetly working on an electoral pact. They struck a deal in principle last month and may reach out to other opposition leaders in Madagascar to take on an electoral system that is very firmly in the hands of the current president.
As the 2023 presidential elections approach and head of state Andry Rajoelina prepares to run for a new term, his highly centralised style of government is increasingly running into criticism from the MMM party.
The EU delegation in Antananarivo is set to hire several consultants to carry out studies on Madagascar's government. In a document seen by Africa Intelligence, the diplomatic mission already deems the Malagasy state to be "ineffective and inefficient".
Madagascan president Andry Rajoelina is continuing to rely on the same small group of individuals who were handling security questions before the mid-2021 attempted coup. He nevertheless launched a radical reorganisation of the army before the would-be putschists were arrested.
Siteny Randrianasoloniaiko is still a member of Andry Rajoelina's presidential majority in parliament, but he is a cause of concern for the head of state. Rajoelina worries that the man who recently became head of the African Judo Union may have his eyes on the presidency in the 2023 elections.