Hery Rajaonarimampianina

Hery Martial Rakotoarimanana Rajaonarimampianina ( born November 6, 1958) is a Malagasy politician who was President of Madagascar in January 2014. Previously, he was finance minister in the led by former disc jockey Andry Rajoelina transitional government. He was the candidate of the political camp of Rajoelina, after he was disqualified as a candidate because of a violation of the election law by the election court. At the meeting held on December 20, 2013 run-off elections Rajaonarimampianina prevailed with 53.5 % of the valid votes against the candidate Jean -Louis Robinson, who represented the political camp of former President Marc Ravalomanana.


Hery Rajaonarimampianina comes from simple family situations. He lived in the community Sabotsy Namehana, a suburb north of the capital Antananarivo. In 1982 Rajaonarimampianina earned an MBA at the Etablissement d' Enseignement Supérieur de Droit, d' Economie de Gestion et de Sciences Sociales ( EESDEGS ), University of Antananarivo. He then undertook further studies in Canada to complete his training in the fields of finance and accounting at the Université du Québec à Trois- Rivières. He earned a degree in accounting there in 1986. Rajaonarimampianina in 1991 received the Canadian Diploma of Accounting from the Association of Certified Accountants ( Certified General Accountant 's Association, CGA).

In the same year Rajaonarimampianina returned to Madagascar, where he worked as a tax consultant. He was also director of studies at the Institut National des Sciences et de l' Administration Chartered Accountants d' Entreprises ( INSCAE ) in Antananarivo and lecturer at the University of Antananarivo, and the Institute of Business Administration (IAE ) of the University of Metz.

In 1995, Rajaonarimampianina the accounting firm of Legal Associes - CGA in Antananarivo. With 50 partners, the firm advises national and international commercial companies that operate throughout the country.

In 2003 he was elected Chairman of the Ordre of Accountants Commissaires aux Comptes et de Madagascar, the Association of Certified Accountant in Madagascar, and the Vice- President of the Conseil Supérieur de Accountancy.

Political career

In 2009 Rajaonarimampianina was Minister of Finance and Budget at a time when international donors withdrew after the coup against Marc Ravalomanana and the establishment of an internationally unrecognized transitional government. Since 2011 he also served as Managing Director of Air Madagascar.

The campaign for the presidential election in 2013

Rajaonarimampianina founded 2013, the political movement Hery Vaovao hoan'i Madagasikara ( New Forces for Madagascar) and joined with 32 other candidates in the first round of presidential elections on 25 October 2013. Its main competitors were the mayor of Antananarivo Edgard Marie Noé Razafindravahy of the party Tanora Gasy Vonona (TGV ) of the transitional president Andry Rajoelina, the candidate of the Movement of former President Marc Ravalomanana, Jean -Louis Robinson of the party Antoko ny Vahoaka Aloha No Andrianina ( AVANA ) and the two former Prime Minister of the " High Transitional Authority " Albert Camille Vital and Roindefo Zafitsimivalo Monja.

After the first round Rajaonarimampianina reached 15.62 % of the votes and was second behind Robinson. All candidates who were close to the 2009 came to power " High Transitional Authority ", together reached 55%.

Before the second ballot on 20 December, he erlang support other political groups, including political parties by Roland Ratsiraka, nephew of former President Didier Ratsiraka, and Pierrot Rajaonarivelo, as well as by the current President Andry Rajoelina transition.

The second round of the presidential elections could decide Rajaonarimampianina with 53.5 % for itself. Despite some complaints from supporters Robinsons about election fraud, and international election observers declared the elections as a whole " free, transparent, credible and correct."