Madagascar’s prime minister steps down due to political crisis

Resigned Madagascar PM, Olivier Mahafaly

Madagascar’s Prime Minister, Olivier Solonandrasana Mahafaly, has stepped down due to a protracted political crisis in the country.

His resignation will enable President Hery Rajaonarimampianina to choose a new prime minister in agreement with the opposition, Mr Mahafaly told journalists in the capital, Antananarivo.

Mr Mahafaly’s resignation came four days after defence minister, Beni Xavier Rasolofonirina, threatened that the military would step in if the government would not follow a constitutional court order to find a consensus candidate for the post of prime minister.

The opposition has been demanding the resignation of Mr Mahafaly for several weeks, sometimes through violent protests.

The constitutional court has given the president until June 12 to form a government of national unity.

Once the president appoints a new prime minister, the prime minister will form a new government within seven days.

(dpa/NAN)

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

 

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.