May 20, 2008 |
Nationalist Party leader Ma Ying-jeou took office as Taiwan's president today, promising to seek greater economic cooperation with rival China and ease decades of tensions. The inauguration of Ma, 57, represents a clear break from the eight-year presidency of Chen Shui-bian, whose confrontational pro-independence policies often led to friction with Beijing -- and with the U.S., Taiwan's most important foreign partner. Vice President Vincent Siew was sworn in shortly after Ma, together with Premier Liu Chao-shiuan and his Cabinet.
December 18, 2008 |
Nickelodeon TV, the children's network, is getting ready to cover its first presidential inauguration. After an unprecedented 2.2 million people voted in Nick's online election for kids, the network figured there was interest among its audience in Barack Obama's inauguration. Its young reporters, J.J. and Lily Collins, will be in Washington for the Jan. 20 event.
December 29, 1992 |
The television cameras zoom in on those Budweiser Clydesdales. You know, the giant draft horses that are about as familiar to Americans as beer symbols as, well, wooden kegs. Perhaps this sounds like a march down Main Street for a small-town New Year's Day fest. Guess again. We're talking the presidential inauguration. As they did in 1989, the Clydesdales will pull Budweiser's four-ton beer wagon--with the brewery's name etched across the side--down Pennsylvania Avenue on Jan. 20th.
January 6, 1987
The following is the text of Gov. George Deukmejian's second Inaugural Address: Reverend clergy, Mr. President Pro-Tem, Mr. Speaker, members of the Legislature, fellow constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, members of the Cabinet, and my fellow Californians. Four years ago, I stood before you and promised a common-sense government that listens to the people. Today, I am indeed honored to renew that pledge.
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January 21, 2001 |
About 150 Republicans, including Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley, marked Saturday's presidential inauguration with a breakfast celebration at Braemar Country Club. Three big-screen televisions were tuned to live coverage of President George W. Bush's swearing-in ceremony as local campaign volunteers and Republican Party supporters gathered to share in their long-awaited moment of victory.
July 24, 1990
Peruvian President-elect Alberto Fujimori takes office Thursday having lost the support of many former leftist allies because of what they consider the former educator's turn to the right since beating novelist Mario Vargas Llosa in national elections last month. His coalition Cabinet, meant to overcome narrow political divisions, has the largest military presence of any Peruvian government since 1987.
January 21, 1993 |
Bill Clinton's celebrity-studded inaugural galas this week turned out to be ratings galas for the outlets that carried them. An average of 20.5 million households, accounting for 34% of all homes watching television, tuned in to CBS' delayed broadcast of Tuesday's inaugural festivities at the Capital Centre in Landover, Md. By the last half-hour of the two-hour broadcast, CBS' share of households watching TV had climbed to 41%.
January 26, 2004 |
Rose petals floated from the sky in Tbilisi as thousands of Georgians celebrated their hopes for a new era at the inauguration of President Mikheil Saakashvili, who led mass protests that forced Eduard A. Shevardnadze to resign following allegedly rigged elections. Saakashvili, 36, a U.S.-trained lawyer, promised integrity and hard work in pursuit of Georgia's "unification, security and well-being."
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June 29, 2005 |
For ambitious politicians from all over the United States and Latin America, Antonio Villaraigosa's inauguration as Los Angeles mayor Friday is shaping up as the place to be seen. Former Vice President Al Gore is expected. So are California's Republican governor and four ex-governors. Mayors of some of the nation's largest cities plan to come. And so do the Mexican ambassador to the United States, Carlos de Icaza, and a handful of prominent Mexican politicians.
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December 17, 2008 |
After a week of controversy over the potential cost to taxpayers, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to send 112 sheriff's deputies -- a fraction of the personnel initially proposed -- across the country next month to aid in the presidential inauguration. The narrow approval, although for far fewer than the 500 deputies first requested by Sheriff Lee Baca on behalf of the Washington, D.C., police, will still make the L.A.