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Philibert Tsiranana

Malagasy politician

Philibert Tsiranana (18 October 1912 – 16 April 1978) was a Malagasy politician and leader. He served as the first President of Madagascar from 1959 to 1972.[1]

Philibert Tsiranana
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1st President of Madagascar
In office
1 May 1959 – 11 October 1972
Vice PresidentPhilibert Raondry, Calvin Tsiebo, Andre Resampa, Calvin Tsiebo, Jacques Rabemananjara, Victor Miadana, Alfred Ramangasoavina, Eugène Lechat
Preceded byNone (position first established)
Succeeded byGabriel Ramanantsoa
Prime Minister of Madagascar
In office
14 October 1958 – 1 May 1959
Preceded byNone (position first established)
Succeeded byNone (position abolished)
Personal details
Born(1912-10-18)18 October 1912
Ambarikorano, Madagascar
Died16 April 1978(1978-04-16) (aged 65)
Antananarivo, Madagascar
NationalityMalagasy
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Justine Tsiranana (m. 1933–1978; his death)
ProfessionProfessor of French and Mathematics

ReferencesEdit

  1. Saura, André (2006). Philibert Tsiranana, Premier président de la République de Madagascar: Le crépuscule du pouvoir (in French). II. Paris: Harmattan. ISBN 978-2-296-01331-5. OCLC 71887916.