It's 'official' now. Madagascar is in the Guinness Book of Records as the country with the head of state with the longest name ever. After 5 years of paralyzing crises, the Special Electoral Court has pronounced that Hery Rajaonarimampianina has 'won' the elections by 52% of the votes.
I doubt that he actually received more votes than his opponent Robinson , but the 'Special Court' chose to ignore each of the 300 (!) electoral complaints filed by his opponent.
My driver is convinced: Hery is president NOW but he has not WON the elections.
The president's full name is: Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina Rakotoarimanana.
Oh...cmon, did you at least TRY to pronounce it?
No worries, I'm still learning too: This sound bit will help: https://audioboo.fm/boos/1860055-how-to-pronounce-the-name-of-madagascar-s-new-president-hery-rajaonarimampianin
Anyway, if you happen to meet him, you may want to simply say: Monsieur le president....right?