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Cyril Ramaphosa takes over as South African President

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu SharmaBy Shubhanshu Sharma

Published on 15 Feb 2018 1:40 PM GMT

Cyril Ramaphosa takes over as South African President
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Johannesburg: Cyril Ramaphosa, the leader of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC), was elected the nation's new President on Thursday in a parliamentary vote following the resignation of scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma.

The new President was the only candidate nominated in Parliament and the announcement was welcomed by singing in the National Assembly.

Also Read: South African President Jacob Zuma resigns with immediate effect

His appointment, however, was met with anger by members of the ultra-left Economic Freedom Fighters party who walked out of the chamber in protest before the vote.

Zuma, charged with corruption, resigned in a nationally televised address on Wednesday.

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu Sharma

Writer has 6 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Senior Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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