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Politics of Madagascar

In Madagascar, the type of government is a Unitary semi-presidential republic. In Madagascar, the legislative power is vested in a Parliament. The head of the government is Hery Rajaonarimampianina. The governmental structure of a country determines the manner in which laws are written, approved, and interpreted. Government type determines the manner in which elections are held as well as the country's system of policing its citizens. The term of office of the head of state in Madagascar lasts until 1 January 2019. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The term of office of the head of state in Madagascar lasts until 01/01/2019. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The Global Peace Index (GPI) for Madagascar is 1.911. Due to strong law enforcement presence and high social responsibility, Madagascar is very safe by international standards. The strength of legal rights index for Madagascar is 3. Overall, it is considered to be rather inadequate - bancrupcy and collateral laws are able to protect the rights of borrowers and lenders to some degree; credit information may be sufficient, but hardly available, or, the oppoiste case, available but not sufficient. In 2013, Madagascar received 378.6 million USD in foreign aid. In 2014, the foreign aid amounted to 443.2 USD.

Government

In Madagascar, the head of the government is Hery Rajaonarimampianina. The government system of Madagascar is a Unitary semi-presidential republic. In Madagascar, the legislative power is vested in a Parliament; this is a Bicameral legislative body, and therefore a Bicameral Parliament. According to the World Bank Group, the government effectiveness index of Madagascar is -1.28. This indicates that the government of Madagascar is ineffective. Public and civil services are severely handicapped, leading to potential for social and political upheaval.

Unions and alliances

This section deals with a list of unions Madagascar is a member of.

Madagascar is a member of the United Nations (UN). Madagascar is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Madagascar is a member of the International Monetery Fun (IMF). To read more about when Madagascar became a member of these unions and what additional political unions and alliances Madagascar is part of, click on Madagascar membership in international unions.

Freedom in Madagascar

With regard to political and civil freedoms, Madagascar is 2. Citizens in Madagascar experience partial freedom. While the majority of citizens are able to exercise their free will to a certain extent in Madagascar, some political engagement may be limited and certain population groups may be excluded from certain freedoms or expressions. To read more about freedom level in Madagascar click on Freedom in Madagascar.