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Marc Ravalomanana
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5th President of Madagascar
In office
5 July 2002 – 17 March 2009
Prime Minister
  • Tantely Andrianarivo
  • Jacques Sylla
  • Jean-Jacques Rasolondraibe
  • Jacques Sylla
  • Charles Rabemananjara
Preceded by Didier Ratsiraka
Succeeded by Hyppolite Ramaroson (Several hours)
48th Mayor of Antananarivo
In office
14 November 1999 – 6 May 2002
Preceded by Guy Razanamasy
Succeeded by Patrick Ramiaramanana
Personal details
Born 12 December 1949 (1949-12-12) (age 71)
Imerinkasinina, Madagascar
Political party I Love Madagascar
Spouse(s) Lalao Ravalomanana
m. 1974
Children Four

Marc Ravalomanana, GCSK (born 12 December 1949) is a Malagasy politician. He was the President of Madagascar from 2002 to 2009.

He resigned following a popular uprising in 2009.

From 2009 to 2012 Ravalomanana lived in exile in South Africa.

In October 2014 he was arrested after returning to Madagascar, having been sentenced in absentia to lifelong hard labour for abuses of power. After his sentence was lifted and he was freed from house arrest in May 2015.


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