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Madagascar: Constitutional court throws out parliament attempt to outst President Rajaonarimampianina


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(By Bonny Apunyu)

An attempt by a Madagascar parliament to oust President Hery Rajaonarimampianina for alleged constitutional violations and general incompetence has ended in ruins after constitutional court on Saturday ruled that the charges were unfounded.

VOA says the court ruling clears the way for the first president elected since a 2009 coup to possibly dissolve parliament in the poor Indian Ocean island nation.

According to reports, Rajaonarimampianina reportedly said in a televised speech Saturday that  "will not tolerate another attack on the state of law.”The president had said there were irregularities in last month’s impeachment vote and that many of those said to have voted were not in parliament at the time.

According to VOA, analysts say the current political crisis, if not resolved quickly, threatens to derail the island's fragile peace and economic development

 

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