In Brazil it is common the joke «if you won’t be elected as member of the parliament go to Rotary, you will feel better».
On the contrary, our Rotarian Fellow General Ravelonarivo, who was in San Diego, California, two years ago, preparing to be Rotary International Governor in 2013-14, was chosen now for an important political role.
Madagascar's president has named a new prime minister after months of widespread discontent at the performance of his government.
President Hery Rajaonarimampianina named Air Force Gen. Jean Ravelonarivo as the new head of government in a statement late Wednesday.
Ravelonarivo replaces Roger Kolo who resigned Monday along with the entire government.
Madagascar returned to democratic rule after elections at the end of 2013. For five years previously the island had been run by a transitional government following a coup d'état in 2009.