Madagascar: Stumbling at the First Hurdle?

"Events in Madagascar after the disputed first round of the presidential election held on 16 December 2001 have taken many by surprise. This paper gives a detailed account of the order of events and explains their significance. The role played by the OAU/AU, as well as foreign governments such as Senegal and France, is discussed along with the significance of the meetings in Dakar in April and June 2002."