August 10, 2009 |
Madagascar's bitter political rivals signed a power-sharing deal, agreeing to create an interim government to end months of violence. The Indian Ocean island has become increasingly isolated since Andry Rajoelina claimed the presidency in March in a widely denounced coup that sent Marc Ravalomanana into exile. The two sides signed an accord after four days of talks mediated by former Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano. According to the agreement, a transitional government will be established for 15 months, leading to fresh elections.
September 27, 2006 |
Thailand's ruling military council has written a temporary constitution appointing its members as advisors to any interim government. The council has ordered political parties to halt activities, warned media not to disseminate news that could disturb the peace and banned public gatherings of more than five people. The council also named dozens of prominent civilians to serve as its advisors, although some of the appointees said they hadn't been informed.
January 18, 2006 |
Gunmen killed two Jordanian U.N. peacekeepers and seriously wounded a third at a checkpoint in a Port-au-Prince slum that is a stronghold for supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a United Nations spokesman said. The three Jordanians were on duty at the Cite Soleil checkpoint in the capital when they came under fire. The shootings occurred three weeks before previously postponed elections to replace an interim government.
April 2, 2004 |
Haiti's interim government plans to seek the extradition of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on charges of corruption and rights abuses, Justice Minister Bernard Gousse said. Aristide, who fled Feb. 29 as rebels were reaching the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, the capital, has temporary asylum in Jamaica. Officials there have said he will have permanent asylum in South Africa after that country's elections in two weeks.
September 13, 1988 |
Thousands of anti-government demonstrators marched through Rangoon on Monday, and opposition leaders demanded that an interim government be appointed to supervise multi-party elections. In other developments, more than 1,000 schoolchildren fasted in support of the protesters, and the military said it will shoot demonstrators spreading a report that two armed forces commanders had threatened to join the protest. Gen.
April 14, 1990 |
King Birendra has agreed to let an opposition alliance head an interim government, a leader of the 7-week-old pro-democracy movement reported Friday. A separate opposition statement said it was willing to allow the king to head the government, but it would step in if he chose not to. The king, who has generally stayed above the daily management of the government, was believed unlikely to assume its leadership.