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Madagascar's Rajoelina reappoints former PM

AFP/Aaron Maasho
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Madagascar’s leader Andry Rajoelina on Wednesday reappointed outgoing Prime Minister Camille Vital, who resigned last week as part of a roadmap to form a consensus government and resolve the political crisis in the country.

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Rajoelina, the president of Madagascar’s transitional government, said he decided to reappoint Vital after meeting with all the candidates.

Vital resigned Thursday as part of a roadmap proposed by a mediator and signed by eight political parties. Rajoelina was tasked with finding a consensus Prime Minister.

The groups all proposed their own candidates, with Vital presenting himself as his own successor.

The formation of a consensus government is key to solving the political crisis in the country, sparked when Rajoelina, backed by the army, staged a coup against former President Marc Ravalomanana in 2009.

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