Goodluck Jonathan Sworn in as Nigerian President

Abuja, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in Sunday as president of Nigeria, during a ceremony attended by about 20 heads of State, local television reported.

Among the heads of State at the investiture ceremony were Jacob Zuma (South Africa), Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe), Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), and Alassane Ouaattara (Côte d’Ivoire).

Jonathan is from the Christian south, and won the presidential elections on April 16 with nearly 60 percent of votes, defeating his main rival Muhammadu Buhara.

After the disputed elections, as many as 800 people were reported dead due to clashes between opposing groups, according to humanitarian organizations.

The investiture took place at the Tagle Square, with about 10,000 military forces deployed in nearby areas. Jonathan had taken power in May 2010, after President Umaru Yar Adua died.

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