March 16, 2009 / 11:31 AM / 11 years ago

Madagascar opposition calls for president's arrest

ANTANANARIVO, March 16 (Reuters) - Madagascar’s opposition leader Andry Rajoelina called on Monday for the Indian Ocean island’s police and army to arrest President Marc Ravalomanana.

“I ask the army and police and all those who can to carry out the minister of justice’s demand, because Andry Rajoelina is impatient to get into office,” he told a rally of his supporters in the capital.

Christine Razanamahasoa, the person appointed minister of justice in Rajoelina’s parallel administration, had earlier told the rally she was ordering prosecutors to arrest the president. (Reporting by Alain Iloniaina; Writing by David Clarke)

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