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Fifth Parliament set to elect president

2014-05-21 07:15
(Nardus Engelbrecht, Sapa)

Cape Town - South Africa's fifth democratic Parliament holds its first sitting on Wednesday morning to swear in new MPs and formally elect President Jacob Zuma as head of state.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng will preside over the swearing in of the 400 new members of the National Assembly - a process traditionally undertaken in batches of 10 for speed's sake.

Following this, the chamber will elect a new Speaker. The African National Congress announced on Tuesday that it will nominate Baleka Mbete, the party's national chairperson, to return to the post of Speaker she held from 2004 to 2008.

Once elected, the Speaker will preside over the election of the deputy speaker. The ANC plans to nominate Lechesa Tsenoli for the post.

MPs will then elect the country's new president, a post certain to go to Zuma for a second term.

He will take the oath of office at the Union Buildings on Saturday, bringing foreign dignitaries back to the capital for the inauguration five months after former president Nelson Mandela lay in state there.

Zuma will announce his new Cabinet on Sunday.

- Election results
- SAPA
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