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August 2022

Violence broke out near Ikongo, Madagascar on 30 August, as a mob approached a gendarmes facility demanding that suspected kidnappers be handed over to them, possibly seeking to lynch the accused. The gendarmes had arrested several men suspected of kidnapping an albino child the week before. A large group of local people approached the gendarmes facility, allegedly bearing sticks and machetes. The gendarmes claimed that negotiations with the crowd failed, and that as the crowd sought to force their way into the facility, they opened fire in self-defence. In doing so, they killed 19 people and injured another 28.

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GSoD Indices Data 2012-2021

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Basic Information

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Population Tooltip
28 427 330
System of government
Semi-Presidential system
Head of government
Prime Minister Christian Ntsay (since 2018)
Head of government party
Independent
Electoral system for lower or single chamber
First Past the Post, List Proportional Representation
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18.5%
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11.1%
Last legislative election
2019
Head of state
President Andry Rajoelina
Selection process for head of state
Direct election (two-round majority)
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) date
11/11/2019
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) percentage of recommendations supported
85.71%
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Human Rights Treaties

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United Nations Human Right Treaties
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
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International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
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International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
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Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
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Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
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Convention on the Rights of the Child
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International Convention on Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
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International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance 
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International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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International Labour Organisation Treaties
Forced Labour Convention
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Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention
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Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention
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Equal Remuneration Convention
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Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
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Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention
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Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment
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Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
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Regional Treaties
African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights
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Early Warning System BETA

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Moderate risk of democratic breakdown Moderate risk of democratic breakdown (BETA)
Low risk of democratic backsliding Low risk of democratic backsliding (BETA)

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Representative government neutral Participatory engagement
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GSoD Indices

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