Madagascar’s PM resigns after court ruling

Madagascar’s Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana announced his resignation Monday morning after the decision of the High Constitutional Court last week which asked him to resign in seven days.

“I resign from my position freely without problem. I will send to President Hery Rajaonarimampianina my resignation,” the prime minister said during his press meeting Monday.

Solonandrasana said that the reason of his resignation is the decision of the High Constitutional Court (HCC), which decided to create a new government of consensus.

“I agree without objection this decision of the HCC and I put my resignation to facilitate it,” Solonandrasana added.

The prime minister said he always looked for solidarity among the Malagasy people.

Solonandrasana, 53, was appointed prime minister on April 10, 2016 to replace Jean Ravelonarivo.

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