Government: Madagascar's government is currently falling apart because of the 2009 coup. This occurred when Hery Rajaonarimampianina and Jean Ravelonarivo disagreed about many things. The military took the side of Jean and took over the government. Because of this event many people in Madagascar are living in poverty. Jean and Hery are not allowed to run again. In the picture above you see President Hery Rajaonarimampianina and Prime Minister Jean Ravelonarivo.