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UN invites Madagascar coup “leader” to “climate change” talks

By Branko Brkic 22 September 2009

The UN has invited Madagascar president, Andry Rajoelina, to its next General Assembly meeting on climate change, despite the 35-year old having come to power in March in a military-backed coup.Now there’s speculation that the UN is softening its stance on the power-grabbing youngster, despite the UN, AU and EU saying that a new transitional government that is supposed to be made up of former leaders was created unilaterally by Rajoelina. Now they have called on Madagascar to form a consensus government ahead of elections in late 2010.Wonder if the UN is confident that the youthful president will get the hint that this is really a meeting on political climate change

The UN has invited Madagascar president, Andry Rajoelina, to its next General Assembly meeting on climate change, despite the 35-year old having come to power in March in a military-backed coup.
Now there’s speculation that the UN is softening its stance on the power-grabbing youngster, despite the UN, AU and EU saying that a new transitional government that is supposed to be made up of former leaders was created unilaterally by Rajoelina. Now they have called on Madagascar to form a consensus government ahead of elections in late 2010.
Wonder if the UN is confident that the youthful president will get the hint that this is really a meeting on political climate change

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