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WATCH LIVE: Maimane wishes Ramaphosa 'great success' as president

Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected unopposed as president of the Republic of South Africa.

President Cyril Ramaphosa at the ANC celebrations outside Luthuli House on 12 May 2019. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected as the President of the Republic of South Africa in the National Assembly and has been congratulated by MPs.

Earlier on Wednesday the process to elect a new Speaker was finalised, with Thandi Modise of the ANC winning by a significant majority over the DA's nominated candidate Richard Majola.

Lechesa Tsenoli was elected unopposed as deputy Speaker.

Earlier on Wednesday, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng officiated over the swearing in of new members of Parliament.

WATCH: Voting for Speaker and President

For a full breakdown of proceedings in the National Assembly, follow EWN's live blog.

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