Madagascar Opposition Calls on Government to Resign
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.