Madagascar army rejects opposition call to power
The armed forces in Madagascar rejected a call from the opposition to head a unity government
The armed forces in Madagascar on Friday rejected a call from the opposition to head a unity government and said politicians should resolve the crisis on the Indian Ocean island.
"We are categorically against the establishment of a military government,"General Claude Ravalomanana, head of the military police, told several hundred officers from across the armed forces. "We urge the politicians to find a solution so that the transition can establish a fourth republic."
The country's power-brokers have failed to agree on who should lead a consensus government tasked with restoring constitutional order after months of political instability.
The three opposition movements on Thursday called on the military to occupy the posts of president, vice-president and prime minister.
Reuters Last Mod: 04 Eylül 2009, 17:35