Inaugurations

December 17, 2018 - 6:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of President Donald Trump's inaugural committee said Monday that he's been assured that he isn't the target of a criminal investigation, despite reports that prosecutors are probing the committee's finances. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported last week that...
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Supporters of opposition candidate Grigol Vashadze wave Georgian national flags during their protest against the new Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili's inauguration outside Telavi, Georgia, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. Zurabishvili, a French-born former Georgian foreign minister, was sworn in as Georgian first female president on Sunday. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
December 16, 2018 - 10:59 am
VELISTSIKHE, Georgia (AP) — The first woman president of Georgia has been sworn into office amid continued protests from opposition figures who allege her election was tainted. President Salome Zurabishvili said during her inauguration speech on Sunday that she would work "to promote our country's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo President Donald Trump, center, raises his fist alongside first lady Melania Trump, left, and son Donald Trump, Jr., after dancing at the Liberty Ball following his inauguration in Washington. Federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating the finances of Trump's inaugural committee and whether foreigners made illegal contributions to its events. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
December 14, 2018 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating the finances of President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and whether foreigners contributed to its events using straw donors. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that prosecutors in New York are investigating whether some of...
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Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds his first news conference as president, which started at 7 a.m. local time in Mexico City, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Mexico's newly inaugurated president hit the ground running Monday with his pledge to govern as a common man and end decades of secrecy, heavy security and luxury enjoyed by past presidents. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)
December 03, 2018 - 11:25 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's newly inaugurated president kicked off his first Monday in office with something not seen in recent history — a news conference and a pledge to hold one every working day of his six-year term to keep the people informed. Two days after taking the oath as the first...
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November 27, 2018 - 8:55 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is announcing plans to ring in his first full term. McMaster will be sworn in during a January 9 ceremony on the Statehouse steps in Columbia. That follows a prayer service at First Presbyterian Church, where McMaster regularly attends. The...
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November 06, 2018 - 11:26 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's President Paul Biya has been inaugurated for his seventh term in office, amid rising separatist troubles. As the 85-year-old leader, who has been in power since 1982, was sworn into office Tuesday his political opponent Maurice Kamto and four of his supporters...
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September 11, 2018 - 1:14 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa plans his own "inauguration" on Saturday after losing disputed elections, the latest in a series of African politicians to hold a ceremony of defiance while claiming the presidency. The rally at a stadium in the capital, Harare, will...
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September 04, 2018 - 10:37 am
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been sworn in to a new five-year term in the presence of former rebels and several other personalities although the opposition continues to dispute his election win. Keita, 73, was inaugurated Tuesday following his August 20 election...
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Supporters of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa carry a makeshift coffin bearing the name of opposition leader Nelson Chamisa during Mnangagwa's inauguration ceremony at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. Zimbabwe on Sunday inaugurated a president for the second time in nine months as a country recently jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued by renewed harassment of the opposition and a bitterly disputed election. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 26, 2018 - 11:34 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe on Sunday inaugurated a president for the second time in nine months as the country once jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued by renewed harassment of the opposition and a bitterly disputed election. The military-backed...
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A soldier looks at a portrait of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the venue of his inauguration in Harare, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. This is the second swearing-in of Mnangagwa in just nine months as a country once jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now more subdued after the reemergence of harassment of the opposition.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 26, 2018 - 5:43 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's presidential election (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken the oath as Zimbabwe's president after a bitterly disputed election. Cheers ring out in a national stadium at his inauguration as the country moves on from the decades-...
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