Olivier Mahafaly, the Prime Minister of Madagascar, has stepped down to comply with the court order to form a new consensus government.
The top court of Madagascar ordered to form a new consensus government to end the country’s political crisis.
Abiding by the court’s ruling, the Prime Minister announced on Monday that he will step down respecting the court verdict.
“I unconditionally accept this decision because I do not want to block a solution. I hand in my resignation without constraint or regret.”
Mr. Mahafalay told the reporters in Antananarivo “I unconditionally accept this decision because I do not want to block a solution. I hand in my resignation without constraint or regret.”
“I will tender my resignation to the president today. As a statesman, I cannot be an obstacle to the life of the nation,” Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana told the press.
Mahafalay said: “I resign willingly and with happiness. I have no regrets today and I can leave with my head held high.” He added: “I will leave this magnificent palace, I tell you this is not ‘goodbye.”
Madagascar was rocked by violent demonstrations since April over the new law that barred the opposition candidate from running for office.
Following massive demonstrations, President Hery Rajaonarimampianina approved a new law allowing the main opposition leader to run for office.
“I resign willingly and with happiness. I have no regrets today and I can leave with my head held high.”
The new law sparked massive demonstration again in the Indian Ocean island nation. Amid the violent demonstrations, the top court of the country asked the President to form a consensus government.
The presidential elections of Madagascar are due this year.