Does Madagascar have a government?

Does Madagascar have a government?


A. Yes, the democratically elected National Conference has effective control over government
and economic affairs. The Parliament consists of a National Assembly composed of
152 seats (40 of which are appointed by the president and 10 by the
executive or by the Legislative Assembly) and a National Council consisting of
122 members elected by universal suffrage using a proportional representation list-system and
representing at least half the total population.
The Constitution provides for the right of citizens to assemble and
spend a certain number of hours debating and voting on political
issues. The constitution provides that citizens shall have the right to
take part in local government elections, and that non-citizens
who do not hold citizenship  shall not be eligible to
attend local government elections. 
In addition to its size and geographical isolation, Madagascar has faced
difficult decisions regarding its economy and foreign policy.
With an aging population and a high birth rate, the country is projected to
become a declining source of  growth for the foreseeable future. 
At the same time, the country has become more affluent, and has become
an increasingly popular destination for Westerners seeking a “better life.” 
The government has attempted to stimulate economic growth by encouraging tourism
and investment. However, these efforts have largely failed to materialize.
 The government has also tried to combat poverty through social
aid, but these initiatives often fall flat and are replaced with more
expensive government programs.

Madagascar’s legal structure gives most people the right to keep
arms, but prohibits the possession of guns for self-defense. Possession
for purposes of self-defense is a misdemeanor punishable by
up to six months’s imprisonment. For more information on your right
to keep and bear arms in Madagascar, see the article Handguns and
armory regulations in the handgun law, section 11.2.

Does Madagascar have a government?
The Government of Madagascar is an executive composed of a Prime Minister, a Council of Ministers, and a High Constitutional Court. The President appoints the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers. The High Constitutional Court approves the composition of the Council and the power of the Council.

B1.      Are the people’s political parties organized according to a program of election and composition?
The Constitution provides that political parties may
be registered with the State Electoral Commission (SEC). Individuals wishing to
register a political party must pay a registration fee of ₱5000 ($US)
and produce a government-issued ID (driver’s license, passport,
temporary resident card, etc.) that reflects the
political party’s registered
position and name. The candidates for the House of Representatives and
the Senate must be nominated by the respective political parties
to the National Assembly and National Electoral Commission (SEC). The
president elects the members of the National Assembly and the National
Electoral Commission (COMAN) and the members of the National
Election Commission (CENI) by secret ballot. The National
Parliament consists of a National Assembly composed of a
parliamentary assembly (200 seats; of which 40 will be elected by
voting card; of the remaining 20 seats by secret ballot) and a
minority (30 members) that will serve 3-year terms.

Does Madagascar have a government?
The National Conference (Chavannes) is the largest party in the National Assembly. It won 31 of the 123 National Assembly elections held between 2004 and 2013. It controls most of the 151 districts. The main opposition party, the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Maromandelana, won 12 seats.

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