Guy Razanamasy

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Guy Willy Razanamasy (19 December 1928 – 18 May 2011) was a Malagasy politician who served as Prime Minister of Madagascar from 1991 to 1993.[1]

Born in Antananarivo,[1] Razanamasy worked as a pharmacist and drug manufacturer before becoming the director of pharmacological society of " cofarma " and entering politics.[2] He was elected Mayor of Antananarivo in the 1980s.[3]

President of Madagascar Didier Ratsiraka came under intense pressure in August 1991. Facing a general strike, a rival government formed by the Committee of Active Forces (FV) and led by Jean Rakotoharison, and an army reluctant to obey his orders, he replaced Prime Minister of Madagascar Victor Ramahatra with Razanamasy. Razanamasy called on the FV to join his government, and was able to persuade a few individuals to enter his first cabinet, then in October was able to sign an accord with the opposition to form a transitional government for a maximum of eighteen months. Although all real power was removed from Ratsiraka, Razanamasy remained in position and members of the FV joined his expanded cabinet. He retained the post until 1993.[3]

In 1994, Razanamasy again became Mayor of Antananarivo, serving out his five-year term.[4] He stood in the 1996 presidential election as the candidate of the Confederation of Civil Societies for Development, but took only 1.2% of the total votes cast and was eliminated in the first round.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Index Ra, rulers.org
  2. ^ Jaona Ravaloson and Albert Zafy, Transition démocratique à Madagascar, p.159 (in French)
  3. ^ a b Africa South of the Sahara 2004, p.632
  4. ^ Didier Galibert, Les gens du pouvoir à Madagascar, p.214 note 91 (in French)
  5. ^ Rapport de la mission d'observation de l'election presidentielle du 29 decembre 1996
Political offices
Preceded by
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Mayor of Antananarivo
?–1991
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Mayor of Antananarivo
1994–1999
Succeeded by
Marc Ravalomanana
Preceded by
Victor Ramahatra
Prime Minister of Madagascar
1991–1993
Succeeded by
Francisque Ravony
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