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Madagascar's political rivals hold talks
ANTANANARIVO Feb 21 (Reuters) - Madagascar's opposition leader met President Marc Ravalomanana on Saturday for talks to resolve a bitter power struggle that has killed at least 125 people in the past month.
Andry Rajoelina, 34, a charismatic former mayor of the capital who wants Ravalomanana to step aside, met the president in a building used by church leaders who are mediating between the two rivals.
Earlier, Rajoelina told a rally of his supporters in Antananarivo to disperse. They had been planning to hold a march later on Saturday. When protesters last marched on the presidential palace, the security forces killed 28 people.
The power struggle on the world's fourth largest island has dented its image as a safe destination for foreign companies investing in the mining sector and scared off tourists. (Reporting by Alain Iloniaina, Editing by David Clarke)
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