Defense minister, Joao Lourenco succeeds Jose Eduardo as the new president of Angola. It took 38 years for the oil rich African nation to have a new face in the presidency.
The former Portuguese colony was ruled by Eduardo for a period of 38 years before giving up to Lourenco.
Lourenco is 63 years old when he took the charge from ex-president Eduardo.
A military parade was organized to welcome the new president and seeing off the older one.
21 gun salutes was also a part of the auspicious occasion, for which Angola had to wait for 38 years.
The people’s movement for the liberation of Angola has been ruling the country since gaining independence from Portugal in 1975.
Lourenco will be first president of the country to be limited to two five year tenures as a president as per constitution.
Angola is an oil rich African country but has never been able to rise economically primarily because of man-handling of resources and also by the declining oil prices.
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