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Madagascar Deals With A Leadership Crisis

Supporters greet Madagascar opposition leader Andry Rajoelina in the capital city, Antananarivo, on March 18, a day after the army installed him as president.
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Supporters greet Madagascar opposition leader Andry Rajoelina in the capital city, Antananarivo, on March 18, a day after the army installed him as president.

Unrest continues in Madagascar, a week after the island nation's elected president resigned and the military handed power to an opposition leader.

Police in the capital city, Antananarivo, fired into the air on Thursday to disperse thousands of demonstrators calling for the return of the former president, who stepped down after weeks of violent confrontations that left more than 100 people dead.

Here's a look at some of the people and the issues involved.

The Personalities

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