Cape Town - Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected president unopposed despite the DA earlier contesting the position of Speaker.
He received a standing ovation from all MPs, including those occupying the opposition benches.
Ramaphosa’s election on Wednesday in the National Assembly paves the way for his inauguration on Saturday.
The president will then appoint his Cabinet.
Earlier Thandi Modise was elected Speaker of the National Assembly following a decision by the DA to field its own candidate to contest the position.