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Zambia Elects New President in Historic Elections

Michael Sata, leader of the Patriotic Front (PF) party was sworn in as Zambia’s 5th president Friday, September 23rd, 2011 after winning 43 percent of the total vote. These elections are historic as Zambia becomes one of the few African countries that have democratically changed the ruling party twice since independence.

President Sata (R) taking oath of office at Supreme Court

Outgoing President Rupiah Banda of the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) party has been credited for conceding defeat gracefully and listening to the will of the Zambian people. The MMD had been the ruling party for the last 20 years.

H.E. President Sata, popularly known as ‘King Cobra’ for his sharp tongue, is 74 years old and has held ministerial positions in past governments.

By Zangi

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