Madagascar's opposition to challenge PM's appointment in constitutional court

January 22, 2015 3:54 PM

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NAIROBI (Reuters) - Madagascar's opposition is to challenge the appointment of Prime Minister Jean Ravelonarivo in the constitutional court after the administrative court said it would not hear the case, extending uncertainty in a country struggling to repair its economy.

Ravelonarivo, an air force commander and businessman, was sworn in on Jan. 17 after being named by President Hery Rajaonarimampianina. He promised to work swiftly to boost an economy in tatters since the 2009 coup drove away donors and investors.

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