Madagascar's ex-president opposes new PM, creating uncertainty

January 16, 2015 5:23 PM

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Madagascar's ex-president opposes new PM, creating uncertainty

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Madagascar's former president has filed a legal challenge to his successor's choice of prime minister, creating new political uncertainty in the Indian Ocean island as it struggles to rebuild its economy.

President Hery Rajaonarimampianina named air force commander and businessman Jean Ravelonarivo as prime minister this week, handing him the task of dealing with mounting complaints about blackouts and other problems that led his predecessor to quit.

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