Joseph Boakai, the newly elected Liberian president, was rushed out of the podium following a heat-induced faintness during his acceptance speech at his inauguration ceremony.
In a video, his aides rallied around him, and one fanned him with paper.
He was later led off the podium in the nation’s capital, Monrovia.
The president’s office said in a statement that Boakai had suffered exhaustion but that doctors had since declared him “perfectly fine.”
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