Madagascar army rejects opposition call to power

The armed forces in Madagascar rejected a call from the opposition to head a unity government

Madagascar army rejects opposition call to power

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
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