Wednesday, January 22, 2014


It's 'official' now. Madagascar is in the Guinness Book of Records as the country with the head of state with the longest name ever. After 5 years of paralyzing crises, the Special Electoral Court has pronounced that Hery Rajaonarimampianina has 'won' the elections by 52% of the votes. 

I doubt that he actually received more votes than his opponent Robinson , but the 'Special Court' chose to ignore each of the 300 (!) electoral complaints filed by his opponent.

My driver is convinced: Hery is president NOW but he has not WON the elections. 

The president's full name is: Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina Rakotoarimanana. 

Hery what?? 

Oh...cmon, did you at least TRY to pronounce it? 

Anyway, if you happen to meet him, you may want to simply say: Monsieur le president....right?


  1. LOL! Right on!
    It's very long indeed.

    A Malagasy Reader!

  2. Thank God you have started 2014 with a surprise. You now have a
    President congratulations.

    Hope you are going to enjoy.


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