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Fri, 15 Jan 2010 10:30 - Updated Fri, 15 Jan 2010 10:30

Armando Guebuza sworn in as Mozambican president


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Maputo - Armando Emílio Guebuza was on Thursday in Maputo sworn in as president of Mozambique, at a ceremony witnessed by over 5,000 people, Angop learnt.

Guebuza won the October 28, 2009 presidential election with 75.01 per cent of the votes, against 16,41 of main opposition leader, Afonso Dhlakama, and David Simango (8.59).

Representing the Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, Premier António Paulo Kassoma, witnessed the ceremony.

Present at the function were also the presidents of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Malawi, Bingu Wa Mutharika, Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, East Timor, José Ramos Horta.

Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda, and Hifikepnunye Pohamba, of Nambia, where also present act the act.

Swaziland was represented by the premier, J. Dlamini and Portugal sent its Foreign minister, Luis Amado.

Armando Emílio Guebuza was born on January 20, 1943, in Marrupula province.