Madagascar: Florent Rakotoarisoa elected President of the Constitutional Court

On April 29, 2021, was elected by his peers President of the High Constitutional Court of Madagascar, Mr. FLORENT Rakotoarisoa, one of the two personalities elected by the High Council of the Judiciary, succeeding Mr. RAKOTOARISOA Jean-Eric whose mandate expired on March 12, 2021. The election of the new president of the HCC, was made 21 days after the entry into office of the new high councilors at the High Court.

Florent Rakotoarisoa was elected member of the HCC as the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM). He has already been a member of this institution from 1992 to 1996, from 1996 to 2001 and in 2002.

Before coming back to the HCC, Florent Rakotoarisoa had been General Prosecutor of the Court of Appeal of Toliara. But he has already served as Minister of Interior under the transition, and was interim Minister of Justice at the same time.

In 2010, he had chaired the Constitutional Advisory Committee which had elaborated the draft Constitution of the 4th Republic. He has also served as Madagascar's ambassador to Canada.