Inaugurations

Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi, right, receives the presidential sash from outgoing president Joseph Kabila after being sworn in in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Thursday Jan. 24, 2019. Tshisekedi won an election that raised numerous concerns about voting irregularities amongst observers as the country chose a successor to longtime President Kabila. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 24, 2019 - 9:50 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's new President Felix Tshisekedi made news as soon as he was sworn into office on Thursday by announcing he would release all political prisoners and by praising his father, the late opposition icon Etienne, calling him "president" to cheers from the crowd. The 55-year-...
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An officer salutes as he waits for other guests for Congolese President elect Felix Tshisekedi inauguration in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Thursday Jan. 24, 2019. Tshisekedi won an election that raised numerous concerns about voting irregularities amongst observers as the country chose a successor to longtime President Joseph Kabila. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 24, 2019 - 9:13 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's new president (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Congo's new President Felix Tshisekedi says he soon will release all political prisoners in the country. The opposition leader made the announcement shortly after taking the oath of office. His speech appealed...
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FILE - This Nov. 23, 2018, file photo shows Felix Tshisekedi of Congo's Union for Democracy and Social Progress opposition party, at a press conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Congo's Constitutional Court early Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, declared the election of Tshisekedi as president, rejecting challenges to the vote by runner-up Martin Fayulu, who had alleged fraud. Tshisekedi, son of the late, charismatic opposition leader Etienne, is now set to be inaugurated on Tuesday.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
January 21, 2019 - 12:59 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's police dispersed a gathering Monday of supporters waiting to hear a speech by presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu, his spokeswoman said. Dozens of people gathered outside his coalition's headquarters in Kinshasa before police arrived and canceled the event, said Eve...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, flanked by first lady Michelle Bolsonaro, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro waves as he rides in an open car after his swearing-in ceremony in Brasilia, Brazil. The far-right leader’s first two weeks on the job have been filled with missteps and communication gaffes and little of his promised sweeping changes, underscoring a steep learning curve for a president elected on promises to overhaul much of daily life in Latin America's largest nation. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
January 17, 2019 - 4:55 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — A few days after being inaugurated, new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced a tax increase, only to have his chief-of-staff say hours later that the boss "had been wrong." The former army captain also said he would be open to putting a U.S. base in his country, but...
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FILE – In this Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, Gov. Tom Wolf, center, delivers his budget address for the 2016-17 fiscal year to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate, as the speaker of the state House of Representatives, state Rep. Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, left, and Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, right, listen at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Wolf will be sworn-in to a second term Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, giving the Democrat another four years after a first term sharing power with the Republican-controlled Legislature. (AP Photo/Chris Knight, File)
January 15, 2019 - 10:41 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's second inauguration (all times local): 10:40 a.m. The former mayor of an economically distressed steel town is the new lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania. Democrat John Fetterman took the oath of office Tuesday, giving Gov. Tom Wolf...
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Gov. Laura Kelly, right, takes the oath of office from Chief Justice Lawton Nuss, left, on the Statehouse steps in Topeka, Kan., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Kelly's husband Ted Daugherty, center, holds a Bible for the ceremony. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
January 14, 2019 - 2:54 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor called Monday for the state to "forge a new chapter" of bipartisanship, arguing as she took office that the Statehouse had lost the "spirit of neighbor-helping-neighbor" under her Republican predecessors. Laura Kelly was sworn in as the state's...
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Juan Guaido, President of the Venezuelan National Assembly delivers a speech during a public session with opposition members, at a street in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress says that with the nation's backing he's ready to take on Nicolas Maduro's presidential powers and call new elections.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 11, 2019 - 8:52 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress said Friday that he is prepared to step into the nation's presidency temporarily to replace Nicolas Maduro, whose inauguration has been rejected as illegitimate by most countries in the hemisphere. National Assembly President...
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California Governor Gavin Newsom holds his son, Dutch, while speaking during his inauguration Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
January 11, 2019 - 6:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom held his toddler son during his inaugural address, spent nearly two hours discussing his state budget with reporters and engaged in two Twitter spats with the president. Newsom, 51, took office Monday and quickly dove into governing the nation's most...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and first lady Cilia Flores stop to greet flag-waving children upon arrival to the Supreme Court for Maduro's inauguration ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Maduro was sworn in to a second term amid international calls for him to step down and a devastating economic crisis. Behind is Supreme Court President Maikel Moreno. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
January 10, 2019 - 5:10 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro celebrated the start to a second term as Venezuela's leader Thursday, but his world just got smaller as countries seized upon the inauguration to cut diplomatic ties, reject his legitimacy and label him a dictator. Once among Latin America's...
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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis steps to the podium to deliver his speech after taking the oath of office to become the state's 43rd governor during his inauguration ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Pool)
January 08, 2019 - 6:02 pm
DENVER (AP) — Democrat Jared Polis' inauguration Tuesday as the first openly gay U.S. governor firmly moved Colorado to a darker shade of blue — and other celebratory colors of the LGBTQ community — as he vowed to expand health care, pursue publicly funded preschool and protect the environment...
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