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Madagascar Opposition Calls on Government to Resign

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The main opposition party in Madagascar is calling on the government to resign a day after the High Court ruled parts of a new electoral law are unconstitutional.

Supporters of opposition politician Marc Ravalomanana, who served as president from 2002 until he was toppled in a 2009 coup, say the new laws were intended to stop him from running in an election due later this year.

A top official from the former leader’s party told reporters: “The logical consequence of this decision is the resignation of the government.”

Mr Ravalomanana’s supporters have occupied a square in the capital, Antananarivo, for a fortnight.

On Thursday, the defence minister and the heads of the security forces urged the government and the opposition to resolve Madagascar’s political crisis.

Source: BBC

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