Army warns govt, op­po­si­tion it will take over if they fail to re­solve cri­sis

The East African - - NEWS -

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

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Kenya

© PressReader. All rights reserved.