Background: Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1886, but regained its independence in 1960. During 1992-93,..." /> Madagascar Introduction 2001 - Flags, Maps, Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, Current Issues

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Background: Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1886, but regained its independence in 1960. During 1992-93, free presidential and National Assembly elections were held, ending 17 years of single-party rule. In 1997 in the second presidential race, Didier RATSIRAKA, the leader during the 1970s and 1980s, was returned to the presidency.


NOTE: The information regarding Madagascar on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Madagascar Introduction 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Madagascar Introduction Issues 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.