Zambia's Sata sworn in as new president

Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:48pm GMT

LUSAKA, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Zambian opposition leader Michael Sata was sworn in as the country's new president on Friday after securing an upset election victory over incumbent Rupiah Banda.

Sata, 74 and leader of the Patriotic Front, was sworn in by Zambia's chief justice and handed the ceremonial presidential flag by his predecessor. (Reporting by Chris Mfula; Editing by Marius Bosch)

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