The IMF said the country had made a formal request for financial assistance and that they were aware of the urgency of the situation and were acting accordingly.
"We will be ready to engage, ready to help," IMF Managing Director
U.S. Secretary of State
"Personally, I don't think it is enough for us to be heralding the advent of democracy and to applaud the courage and conviction of the people who brought about this transition and then just not do anything," he said. "I think that is unconscionable."
But experts say that there has to be legitimate government in place, before a request for assistance can be made and then the government has to agree to stringent economic reforms such a package would come with.
"We need to have somebody to talk to, OK?" said
Analysts say that any package would be around
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