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# Swearing in

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# Swearing in
Michael D Higgins to attend Armistice event (but not as President) before evening inauguration
His first term as President officially ended at midnight.
# the crocodile
'The people have spoken' - Zimbabwe has sworn in its new president
Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa takes over from Robert Mugabe who had been in power for 37 years.
# Four more years
Barack Obama formally begins second term as US President
The second term always begins on January 20 – even though the ceremonial inauguration won’t take place until tomorrow.
# Inauguration
Obama to be sworn in for his second term today... and tomorrow
Tradition dictates that inauguration ceremonies are not held on Sundays but the US constitution says that a president must be sworn in on 20 January.