November 17, 2010 / 12:47 PM / 9 years ago

Madagascar top military officers meet after coup claim

ANTANANARIVO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Madagascar’s military leaders convened an emergency meeting on Wednesday after a 20-strong group of senior officers said they had dissolved all government institutions and formed a military committee.

“If there is a mutiny, we have to intervene. We cannot negotiate with someone who mutinies,” Military Police General Andrianazary told Reuters by telephone. The meeting in the Prime Minister’s office followed a statement by Colonel Charles Andrianasoavina that a “military council for the welfare of the people” had been formed to run the country which is voting in a referendum on a constitution. (Reporting by Alain Iloniaina; Editing by Richard Lough)

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