Madagascar has a new President. The Madagascar’s Electoral Commission has published the results of the runoff election for the office of President of the world’s largest island and declared former President Andry Rajoelina as the winner with more than a 10 percent margin of 55.66 percent compared to his perennial rival, also a former President, Marc Ravalomanana, who got 44.34 percent of the votes cast. A new departure for Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands.
President Andry Rajoelina has always believed in tourism as a key industry for Madagascar and for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands.
Alain St. Ange, former minister of tourism said: “In his last term as President after we had met and discussed Regional Tourism he conferred on me the “Ordre National” of Madagascar when I was President of the Vanilla Islands in 2012.
It was Jean Max Rakotomamonjy, the Speaker of the Madagascar National Assembly who presided over the presentation ceremony