The political crisis here has taken a turn for the worse, with the government declaring martial law in Antananarivo province, a blockade of the capital city of Antananarivo causing fuel shortages that could lead to disruption of power and water services, and diminishing food supplies. The international airport cannot handle its usual traffic, and Air France has canceled all flights until further notice. The opposition leader who claims to have won the December election outright has established a parallel government, and there is no end in site to the impasse.