Madagascar's Changing Tides? Political Trends and the Investment Climate
HE Timothy Smart, British Ambassador to Madagascar
Chair: Alex Vines, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House
2013 is a critical year for Madagascar. Following the overthrow of constitutional rule in 2009, plans to hold presidential elections in July 2013 hang in the balance as current President Rajoelina and the wife of former President Ravalomanana have announced their intentions to run despite promises to the international community to make way for new political voices in the country.
The speaker will discuss why these elections will be vital for reassuring international donors and investors that the country is on the path to political recovery and economic stability.
Attendance is by invitation only.