Independence Day of the Republic of Madagascar (26/06)

On June 26, 1960, the independence of the Malagasy Republic was proclaimed, and in honor of this event, on June 26, Madagascar celebrates the national holiday — Independence Day ( Independence Day in Madagascar ).

After independence, as a result of democratic elections, the Social Democratic Party, led by Filiber Tsiranan, came to power. The neocolonialist regime of the government of Ciranana led to a sharp drop in living standards, mass anti-government protests and uprisings took place.

Under the circumstances, the government of Tsiranana was forced to transfer power to the military on May 18, 1972. The new government was led by General Ramanantsua. The Ramanantsua government revised the unequal Franco-Malagasy agreements of 1960 and in 1973 signed new — affirming the sovereignty of Madagascar and the withdrawal of French troops from the country.

Two years later, part of the army officers and police officers raised the people to armed rebellion. In 1975, the Ramanantsua government resigned. The Supreme Revolutionary Council was founded in the country, headed by Minister Didier Ratsiraka. Soon, the country changed its name to the Democratic Republic of Madagascar and, under the leadership of Ratsirak, who was elected president of the country, headed for the socialist development of the state.

Today, the Republic of Madagascar ( malag. Repoblikan'i Madagascar, fr. République de Madagascar ) — Indian Ocean Island State — is a presidential republic. Capital — city of Antananarivo. And Independence Day — is a public holiday widely celebrated throughout the country by various concerts, festivities, colorful festivals, military parades and fireworks.