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Storming of the United States Capitol
January 8, 2021

Dawn breaks behind the Capitol Dome as last minute preparations continue for swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NR/1260/01/08/2021 CONTACT:  Sean McIntosh

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Public Affairs Officer

January 8, 2021 Phone: 021357000

Storming of the United States Capitol

LUSAKA – The United States Congress has completed its Constitutionally mandated count of the Electoral College vote and affirmed the election of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris as President and Vice President of the United States.  They will be sworn into office and a peaceful transfer of power will occur on January 20, 2021.  The criminals who committed violent acts of terror against our democracy yesterday will be held accountable in accordance with the rule of law in the United States.  Our heartfelt gratitude to the many citizens of Zambia who sent messages of support during yesterday’s difficult hours.  The enduring friendship and partnership between the United States and the people of Zambia will endure and thrive as we recommit to supporting and living up to our democratic ideals