Mediators in Last-Ditch Bid to Break Madagascar Impasse
June 6, 2011
The feuding political leaders in Madagascar met in Botswana for a two-day meeting by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) who have proposed a “road map” that seeks to end crisis by installing a transitional government. The SADC mediators say that this may be the last chance to resolve the crisis sparked by Andry Rajoelina’s takeover of the island two years ago.
“The people of Madagascar have suffered from negative economic and social consequences because of the crisis. They cannot afford to wait any longer.” In attempting to resolve the impasse, the parties are working towards a road map that might allow Ravalomanana to return from exile . Because the parties dismissed the deal, the mediators have returned back to the drawing board.