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John Mahama sworn in as Ghanaian president

07-25-2012 07:22 BJT

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John Mahama, the former deputy President of Ghana, has been sworn in as president. The move comes shortly after the announcement of late President John Atta Mills' death on Tuesday.

President Mahama takes over Mills' remaining term according to Ghana's 1992 Constitution. In his first address as president, Mahama expressed the condolence to Mills’ family and said the final tribute to the late president is to "maintain the unity, peace and stability of the nation.” He declared the whole country in a state of mourning, ordering all flags to be put at half mast.

The Chief of Staff at the Presidency announced Mills’ death, saying he died in the capital's 37 Military hospital while receiving medical attention after falling ill.


Editor:Bai Yang |Source: CNTV.CN

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