Peru's new president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski sworn in

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Mr Kuczynski received the presidential sash from President of Congress Luz Salgado

A 77-year-old former investment banker has been sworn in as Peru's new president at a ceremony in Lima.

In his inaugural speech, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski - known as PPK - said he longed for Peru in five years "to be more modern, more just, more equal".

The conservative beat Keiko Fujimori in run-off elections last month.

Peru's economy has risen sharply in recent years fuelled by a commodities boom but many Peruvians live in poverty and lack basic services.

Mr Kuczynski has pledged to work for all Peruvians, calling for a "social revolution".

He will need support from Ms Fujimori's party to enact reforms, however, since it controls congress.

Ms Fujimori, the daughter of incarcerated ex-President Alberto Fujimori, was once favourite to win the vote but eventually lost by less than a quarter of a percentage point.

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During the ceremony Mr Kuczynski signed a certificate which formalised his presidency
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Afterwards he walked to the government palace
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This was the scene on his arrival
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The new leader is known as PPK
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Soldiers lined the road for the ceremony
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Nearby, children played with a man impersonating the new president
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Mr Kuczynski wants to fight income inequality and improve basic services for Peruvians

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