By SOF Editor on Mon, 12/21/2009 - 9:35am
The head of Madagascar's transitional authority, Andry Rajoelina, announced a decree Sunday naming retired army Colonel Albert Camille Vital as prime minister.
On Friday, Rajoelina dismissed Prime Minister Eugene Mangalaza who had been named two months ago as part of a power-sharing agreement with three opposition groups.
He indicated he was withdrawing from the agreement and announced parliamentary elections would be held in March. The new parliament would choose a prime minister and draft a new constitution.
Rajoelina did not mention presidential elections. Under the current const