Various political parties in Madagascar have proposed 15 aspirants for the post of prime minister following the resignation of Gen Albert Camille Vital and his team on Monday.
The new premier will be chosen through consensus as was directed by the regional bloc- Southern African Development Community (SADC) in an attempt to end the political crisis that has gripped the island in recent years.
Interim President Andry Rajoelina said the consensual appointment would be made by October 26.
“Consultation of each nominee will start from Thursday,” he told journalists in the capital Antananarivo during a meeting with some diplomats.
Three names of the proposed candidates belong to the camp of the ousted president Marc Ravalomanana, who has been living in South Africa since the 2009 coup.
Mr Monja Roindefo, who was the first premier after the 2009 coup and the acting Industry and Economy, are also among the nominees.