Christian Ntsay

Christian Ntsay

Christian Louis Ntsay
Prime Minister of Madagascar
Assumed office
6 June 2018
President Hery Rajaonarimampianina
Preceded by Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana
Personal details
Born 27 March 1961
Antsiranana, Madagascar
Nationality  Madagascar
Political party Independent

Christian Louis Ntsay is a Malagasy politician who is currently Prime Minister of Madagascar. He was appointed by President Hery Rajaonarimampianina following Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana’s resignation due to widespread protests throughout the country. Ntsay is considered a technocrat and has worked for the United Nations.

Christian Ntsay

“In the Featured photo taken on June 06, 2018 Newly nominated Malagasy Prime Minister Christian Ntsay (R) delivers a speech during his swearing in ceremony in Antananarivo.
Madagascar’s Prime Minister Christian Ntsay said on June 29, 2018 that the first round of much-anticipated presidential elections that follow a political crisis sparked by electoral reforms will be held on November 7.”

Christian Ntsay Appointment

Madagascar’s president has named Christian Ntsay as the country’s new prime minister. His predecessor Olivier Mahafaly resigned following a court order aimed at resolving the current political crisis.

(This video taken from africa.cgtn.com)

Madagascar’s president said on 02/07/2018 Monday he had appointed the country’s local representative of the International Labour Organisation, Christian Ntsay, as the new prime minister.

Former Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly resigned his post earlier on Monday to comply with the terms of a court ruling that ordered the formation of a new consensus government to end a political crisis on the Indian Ocean island nation.

“I have appointed Prime Minister Christian Ntsay, an experienced man with the skills to lead a consensus government,” Rajaonarimampianina told the press.

I have appointed Prime Minister Christian Ntsay, an experienced man with the skills to lead a consensus government.

Last month, president Hery Rajaonarimampianina approved an election law under which the main opposition candidate, Marc Ravalomanana, could run for office. An earlier version of the law had sparked deadly street protests.

The High Constitutional Court ordered Rajaonarimampianina to dissolve his government and appoint a new prime minister with the support of all political parties.

Presidential elections are due this year.

Madagascar is one of the world’s poorest countries, despite reserves of nickel, cobalt, gold, uranium and other minerals. A 2009 coup scared off foreign investors.

Rajaonarimampianina will have to consult other parties in parliament before appointing a new prime minister. His party has no lawmakers in parliament and he has until June 5 to pick the consensus prime minister as ordered by the court.(This part of the post is taken from  AfricaNews)

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