Supporters of former President Marc Ravalomanana and Andry Rajoelina, President of the Transition, prepare before the battle of the opening parliamentary session on amnesty.
Aware of the power struggle in Parliament, the Ravalomanana party is intensifying its activities before the consideration of the proposed amnesty law. Former President Marc Ravalomanana has said he did not need amnesty, but the initiatives of his supporters seem to contradict this determination. According Hanitra Razafimanantsoa, Vice President of the Supreme Council of the transition, the camp of former President will insist on stopping prosecutions in favor of the former head of state.
One of the main issues concerning the supporters of Andry Rajoelina is the vote on the amnesty. It embodies one of the goals they set for themselves, the elimination of political Marc Ravalomanana, according to discussions overheard during the presentation of vows between members of Union of Democrats and Republicans for Change (UDR-C).
UDR-C will organize a meeting of parliamentarians in the next coming days to discuss the draft amnesty law. It was announced that three members of the government will provide “explanations” of the text before Congress and the SCT with mandatory attendance of officers and standing committee chairmen of both houses.
Source: L’Express Madagascar