Agence France-PresseFebruary 21, 2014 19:23
Madagascar's former strongman Andry Rajoelina said he would not compete for the post of prime minister in the newly elected government, despite his party's dominance in parliament.
"After a meeting of our national office, I was chosen to occupy the post of prime minister," he told a press conference.
"But I told them I would not endorse this position," he said, without giving a clear indication of his reasons.
Last month's presidential elections were the first polls since Rajoelina led a coup in 2009.