Cyril Ramaphosa elected new South African president by parliament hours after resignation of Jacob Zuma
Cyril Ramaphosa was elected unopposed as South Africa's new president, hours after longtime president Jacob Zuma resigned.
Johannesburg: Cyril Ramaphosa was elected unopposed as South Africa's new president, hours after longtime president Jacob Zuma resigned.
Ramaphosa was elected unopposed in the National Assembly Thursday afternoon.
The announcement was welcomed by singing in the National Assembly.
The 65-year-old leader was elected as the new President of the African National Congress (ANC) two months ago.
Zuma, 75, last night stepped down after he was ordered by the ANC's national leadership to quit or face a no confidence emotion in parliament.
The ANC has a large majority in parliament.
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