Sunday, February 01, 2009

Madagascar: I'm in charge, says opposition leader

The main opposition leader in Madagascar has made his boldest challenge yet to the nation's leadership, declaring to thousands of supporters that he is in charge of the country.

Speaking at an anti-government rally Saturday in the capital, Antananarivo, Andry Rajoelina said he was now giving orders and called on the central bank not to deliver funds to the government and for ministries to close as of Monday.

No reaction to the comments was available from the government.

This latest demonstration comes after a week of political protests throughout Madagascar that officials say left at least 68 people dead.
Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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