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SADC Invites Malagasy Political Groups to Summit on Crisis

June 01, 2011

June 1 (Bloomberg) -- The Southern African Development Community invited 11 political parties in Madagascar to a summit in Botswana to discuss the political crisis in the country, the regional group said.

SADC will host talks starting on June 6 in Gaborone, Botswana’s capital, on its proposal to end the crisis in the country, it said in an e-mailed statement today.

The three main opposition groups refused to sign the roadmap that proposed leaving Andry Rajoelina as president of an interim administration in Madagascar until elections. Rajoelina ousted Marc Ravalomanana is 2009.

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