New Zambian president pledges to support Church
September 26, 2011
By 43%-36% margin, Michael Sata has been elected president of Zambia, defeating incumbent Rupiah Banda.
“This government will be governed on the Ten Commandments,” pledged Sata. “For the first time this country has a Catholic president, and our government will support the Church.”
33% of the nation’s 12.5 million people are Catholic, according to Vatican statistics.