Andry Nirina Rajoelina was born in 1974 and is the current President of the High Transitional Authority of Madagascar He assumed leadership in March 2009.
Andry Nirina Rajoelina was born in 1974 and is the current President of the High Transitional Authority of Madagascar (head of state).
Rajoelina was effectively handed the presidency on 18 March, 2009, when the military handed over the executive power that was given to it by Ravalomanana upon his supposed resignation.
This Malagasy politician was the Mayor of Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, from December 2007 to February 2009; while serving as Mayor, he strongly opposed President Marc Ravalomanana, ultimately leading protests that, together with military intervention, resulted in Ravalomanana's resignation.
Rajoelina, as head of the High Transitional Authority which he had created weeks before Ravalomanana's resignation, is expected to serve as head of state until the scheduled 2011 elections. He is also the youngest president in the country's history at 34 years of age. The current constitution requires presidential candidates to be a minimum of 40 years of age. Rajoelina has announced that, within 24 months, there will be a new constitution and elections.
From 1994 to 2000 Andry Rajoelina worked as an organiser of live shows and events. He is also a former professional disc jockey, and owns the television and radio station VIVA.