Albert Camille Vital

Brigadier General Albert Camille Vital (born 18 July 1952) is a Malagasy Army officer, politician and civil engineer who was Prime Minister of Madagascar from 2009 to 2011. He is the president of the Parti Hiaraka Isika.

Albert Camille Vital
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Prime Minister of Madagascar
In office
20 December 2009 – 2 November 2011
PresidentAndry Rajoelina
Preceded byCécile Manorohanta (Acting)
Succeeded byOmer Beriziky
Personal details
Born (1952-07-18) 18 July 1952 (age 67)
Toliara, French Madagascar
Political partyParti Hiaraka Isika
Alma materSpecial Military School of Saint Cyr

Life and careerEdit

Trained in the Soviet Union, Vital was Chief of the Technical Office of the State Forces Staff Development (1987–1991), and then appointed corps commander of the first regiment of the Military Region No. 5 Toliara (1998–2001) before training at the Ecole Supérieure de Guerre in Paris in 2001-2002.

On 20 December 2009, Vital was appointed as Prime Minister by President Andry Rajoelina, succeeding Eugène Mangalaza.[1] After nearly two years in office, Vital was succeeded by Omer Beriziky on 28 October 2011.[2]

After serving as Prime Minister, Vital was appointed as Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva; he presented his credentials as Permanent Representative in August 2012.[3] He stood as the candidate of the Parti Hiaraka Isika in the October 2013 presidential election, placing fifth with 6.85% of the vote. He supported Jean-Louis Robinson, the candidate associated with Marc Ravalomanana, in the second round of voting, held in December 2013.[4]


  1. ^ "Madagascar leader abandons deal". BBC News. 21 December 2009.
  2. ^ Razafison, Rivonala (29 October 2011). "Madagascar: Rajoelina appoints a 'consensus' prime minister". Africa Review. National Media Group, Kenya. Retrieved 2011-10-29.
  3. ^ "Office des Nations Unies à Genève: Camille Vital a présenté, hier ses lettres de créance", La Gazette de la Grande Ile, 18 August 2012 (in French).
  4. ^ "Q&A: Madagascar election run-off", BBC News, 19 December 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
Cécile Manorohanta
Prime Minister of Madagascar
Succeeded by
Omer Beriziky