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S Africa parliament elects Ramaphosa as new president

Press Trust of India  |  Johannesburg 

was today elected unopposed as South Africa's new president, hours after longtime resigned.

Ramaphosa was elected unopposed in the this afternoon. The announcement was welcomed by singing in the

The 65-year-old leader was elected as the new of the 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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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 18:25 IST