- The Malagasy political leadership have finally reached a compromise to at least allow former disc jockey and the March coup leader, Andry Rajoelina, to lead the interim government until elections, expected towards the end of next year.
Mr Rajoelina, who officially was reinstated as the head of state today, will however not be allowed to run in the presidential elections, according to the deal made by the waring Indian Ocean Island political rivals yesterday.
With the help of international mediators, the Malagasy parties were also able to agree on the appointments of Emmanuel Rakotovahiny as vice president and Eugene Mangalaza as the new prime minister, replacing Monja Roindefo.
The Madagascar's political factions agreed on a power sharing deal in August this year, but had since been battling to agree on key positions of the new administrative structure.
Madagascar remains suspended from the African Union as well as the regional Southern African Development Community (SADC).
The Indian Ocean Island has been ground by the political crisis since the start of the year with the ultimate takeover in March this year backed by the military.
Parties of the former presidents, Marc Ravalomanana, Didier Ratsiraka and Albert Zafy were the main groups in the Madagascar talks to restore democracy.
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