Ralph Northam sworn as 73 rd Governor of Virginia

Virginia: More than thousands turned out for the ceremony, the inaugural parade featured 26 groups from across the Common Wealth. Northam in his inaugural address said Virginia was an example that the rest of the country could follow. He expressed his gratitude to all those present at the event.

A parade with participants from across Virginia kicked off the celebration of Northam’s inauguration. Members of the Virginia Military Institute Corps of Cadets which Northam is a graduate of also marched.

People expressed their excitement to see Northam swear in. Event witnessed large no. of performances, including a performance by the Indian troop. The audience included at least 9 formal Governors, Republicans and Democrats as well as Virginia’s Congressional delegation and members of legislature.

Source: TV Asia Bureau