Andry Rajoelina has declared himself madagascar’s new
president, a day after the military handed him power following the resignation of president marc ravalomanana. In interviews with reporters, Rajoelina said he was now head of a transitional government that is preparing a presidential election to be held within 24 months. Speaking to a french television channel, he said “you can call me president.” earlier today, Madagascar’s highest court confirmed the 34-year-old rajoelina as the nation’s acting leader.The move violates madagascar’s constitution, which says the president must be at least 40 years of age.