Army warns govt, opposition it will take over if they fail to resolve crisis
MADAGASCAR: Defence Minister Gen Beni Xavier Rasolofonirina on Thursday threatened to deploy security forces if the government and opposition failed to resolve a crisis sparked by controversial election laws.
His warning came after crunch talks between the opposition and government failed to defuse the dispute over April 21 electoral laws which the opposition says favour the governmemnt.
“We call on all the leaders... to find a solution. If this is unsuccessful, the security forces will intervene as the nation’s last resort... to avoid a catastrophe,” Rasolofonirina said in a statement