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New president woos investors

November 03, 2008|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

Centrist politician Rupiah Banda was sworn in as Zambia's president, vowing to keep doors open to foreign investors.

Speaking in the capital, Lusaka, Banda promised to follow in the footsteps of late President Levy Mwanawasa, whose death in August from a stroke triggered the Oct. 29 election.

Opposition leader Michael Sata and his Patriotic Front party branded the election a fraud and said they would challenge the result in court.

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