• Short Summary

    The Malagasy Head of State, Major General Gabriel Ramanantsoa stood down on Wednesday (5 February) and handed over full executive powers to the Interior Minister, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Ratsimandrava who immediately formed a new Government.

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    The Malagasy Head of State, Major General Gabriel Ramanantsoa stood down on Wednesday (5 February) and handed over full executive powers to the Interior Minister, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Ratsimandrava who immediately formed a new Government.

    General Ramanantsoa dissolved his Government on January 25 following a reported coup attempt by on of his military advisers, but the administration continued in a caretaker capacity.

    In a brief address at a formal ceremony in Tananarive the General said his Government had lacked the unity and cohesion necessary to direct the country's development.

    Colonel Ratsimandrava said he would continue the policies of Malagisation of the economy and the development of the country's "Fokonolona" ... traditional village communities on which national development powers are now based.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9T4618EUU3QK3LCYPYNH50HBC
    Media URN:
    VLVA9T4618EUU3QK3LCYPYNH50HBC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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