Madagascar prime minister resigns

Jean Ravelonarivo

The secretary general of the Madagascar Presidency, Ralala Roger, said country’s government led by Prime Minister Jean Ravelonarivo resigned on Friday.

“Resignation of the government was accepted by Madagascar’s President Henry Rajaonarimampianina,” Roger said.

He added that those who resigned would continue to perform state duties until the appointment of the new members of the government.

Indiscretion from the followers of the outgoing prime minister said that he was forced by the president to resign.
On Wednesday the Prime minister still said that he would not resign.

Report says months ago, rumours on the stalemate between the president and the prime minister already spread out in Madagascar.

Mr. Ravelonarivo, a general, was appointed as the 18th Madagascar’s prime minister to replace Kolo Roger on January 17, 2015.



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