Madagascar's PM sworn in despite pending legal challenge

January 17, 2015 3:02 PM

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ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Jean Ravelonarivo, an air force commander and businessman, was sworn in as Madagascar's new prime minister on Saturday promising to get to work swiftly although a legal challenge by a former president still hangs over his appointment.

President Hery Rajaonarimampianina named Ravelonarivo as premier this week, handing him the task of dealing with mounting complaints about blackouts and other problems that forced his predecessor to quit.

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