ASS/AU/Dec. 7 (I)
DECISION ON THE SITUATION IN MADAGASCAR
The Assembly:
1.

RECALLS Article 4 (p) of the Constitutive Act of the
African Union on the condemnation and rejection of
unconstitutional changes of Government;

2.

REAFFIRMS its commitment to the Algiers Decision
and the Lome Declaration on Unconstitutional
Changes of Government, adopted by the Assembly of
Heads of State and Government during their ordinary
sessions held in July 1999 and July 2000,
respectively;

3.

COMMENDS President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa, the
outgoing Chairman of the OAU, President Abdoulaye
Wade of Senegal and the other Heads of State who
facilitated the Dakar I Agreement of 18 April 2002,
and who proposed the Dakar II Settlement Plan for
Madagascar, as well as the Secretary General of the
OAU and the Personal Envoy of the United Nations
Secretary General for their efforts;

4.

ENDORSES the Communiqué on the situation in
Madagascar adopted by the Central Organ meeting
held at Summit level in Addis Ababa on 21 June
2002;

5.

ENCOURAGES Mr. Marc Ravalomanana and all the
Malagasy parties to pursue efforts aimed at achieving
national reconciliation and cohesion and promoting a
peaceful solution to the crisis;

6.

ENCOURAGES further Mr. Marc Ravalomanana and
other Malagasy parties concerned to organise, as
soon as possible, elections** as recommended in the
Communiqué adopted by the Central Organ meeting
at Summit level held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 21
June 2002. These elections must be transparent and

Reservations expressed by Senegal, which proposes the organization of
Legislative elections.
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