BREAKING: Madagascar’s finance minister quits over disagreement with President

Madagascar’s finance minister, Gervais Rakotoarimanana, has announced his resignation, amid speculation that he differed sharply with the president, Reuters news agency is reporting.

Mr Rakotoarimanana told a new conference that he had quit because of a “lack of support”, but he did not name President Hery Rajaonarimampianina.

According to the International Monetary Fund, Madagascar’s economy has been struggling following a drought and the destruction caused by a severe cyclone.

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