Lawmakers elect Ramaphosa as president: chief justice

South Africa’s parliament will elect Cyril Ramaphosa, seen here on February 11, 2018 in Cape Town, as the country’s new president, the ruling ANC party said, after Jacob Zuma resigned in a late-night television address

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South African lawmakers on Thursday elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the country’s new president after scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma resigned under pressure from his own ANC ruling party.

Ramaphosa was elected without a vote after being the only candidate nominated in the parliament in Cape Town, chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng told assembled lawmakers.

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