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#Swearing in

# swearing-in - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Michael D Higgins to attend Armistice event (but not as President) before evening inauguration

His first term as President officially ended at midnight.

# swearing-in - Friday 24 November, 2017

'The people have spoken' - Zimbabwe has sworn in its new president

Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa takes over from Robert Mugabe who had been in power for 37 years.

# swearing-in - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Barack Obama formally begins second term as US President

The second term always begins on January 20 – even though the ceremonial inauguration won’t take place until tomorrow.

Obama to be sworn in for his second term today... and tomorrow

Tradition dictates that inauguration ceremonies are not held on Sundays but the US constitution says that a president must be sworn in on 20 January.