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Andry Rajoelina sworn in as President of Madagascar

Andry Rajoelina sworn in as President of Madagascar

Andry Rajoelina was sworn in as Madagascar's president on 19 Jan at Mahamasina stadium in the Madagascan capital city of Antananarivo.

The oath-taking ceremony was attended by delegation from 35 countries and international organizations.

High Constitutional Court had declared him as winner of the Presidential election on 8th January with 55.66% of the votes.

Madagascar

Madagascar is an island country in the Indian ocean approximately 250 miles away from Eastern coast of Africa.

It had a monarchy till 1897 when French made the island a French colony.

It got independence in 1960 and since 1992 the nation has officially been governed as a constitutional democracy.

Its capital is Antananarivo.

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