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Comoros flag in 1992-1996

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[1992 Comoros flag]
by Graham Bartram, 22 Jul 1996
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About the flag

In 1989, Bob Denard came back to the Comoros under his real name, Gilbert Bourgeaud, and murdered Abdallah on 27 November 1989. In spite of repeated attempts of coup, Said Mohammed Dzohar kept the power and a new Constitution was approved on 7 June 1992. The new flag was derived from the preceding one but details, according to Calvarin [clv02] were specified as follows:

  • the crescent should «point upwards»
  • the stars should «be placed on an horizontal line linking the points of the crescent».
Calvarin [clv02] adds that the flag proportion «seemed to be» 2:3, as shown by Lux-Wurm [lux01].
Ivan Sache, 20 Apr 2002

According to an article in The Flag Bulletin [tfb] 174, in 1992 yet another variant saw the crescent and stars now facing upwards.
Stuart Notholt, 22 May 1997

The stars pointing upwards and the crescent horns curving more than 180 degrees, partially enclosing the four stars.
Graham Bartram, 22 Jul 1996

In fact is the same flag but the Constitution of 1992 define more (but not totally) the specifications.
Jaume Ollé, 30 Mar 1997

Reported variant

[Old Comoros flag]
by Zeljko Heimer 25 Nov 1995

Also used with four stars in a semicircular half-moon. The stars were tipped.
by Zeljko Heimer 25 Nov 1995

I suspect the difference is more based on local variants. I have copies of the relevant constitutions and I don’t recall any of them being particularly explicit on the details of the flags.
Iain Walker, 10 Feb 1999

The Flag Bulletin suggests that the green in the 1975 and 1992 flags may have been lighter than in the others. Neither this change of colour nor the positioning/orientation of the crescent and stars appear to have any broader significate. The chopping and changing of flags is, in short, due to political factionalism.
Stuart Notholt, 22 May 1997