Agence France-Presse - 9/9/2008 7:51 AM GMT
Asif Ali Zardari sworn in as Pakistan president
Asif Ali Zardari was sworn in Tuesday as the 14th president of Pakistan, succeeding the former army general Pervez Musharraf who resigned under threat of impeachment last month.
"I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan," he said, reciting the oath of office in a ceremony broadcast live to the nation as his three children looked on.
Zardari -- the widower of slain former premier Benazir Bhutto -- sat down to loud cheers of "Long live Bhutto," and "Bhutto is alive."
"Let it be known to all and sundry that Asif Ali Zardari has on this ninth day of September taken the oath as president of Pakistan," said an official proclamation read out at the ceremony.
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