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Colombian president sworn in for second term

IANS 08 Aug 2014, 7:31:16 AM IST
Bogota: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was sworn in for a second term Thursday in the country's capital Bogota.

Smiling throughout, Santos took the oath of office from the president of the Congress of Colombia, Jose David Name, who then presented him with the presidential sash.

More than 500 guests attended the ceremony, including several Latin American leaders, diplomats and Spain's former King Juan Carlos, who recently abdicated the throne in favor of his son.

Santos, 62, first took office in 2010 and won a second four-year term in a presidential runoff June 15, garnering 51 percent of the vote.