WATCH: Inaugural parade happens Saturday in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. – On Saturday, Jan. 15, Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin took office as Virginia’s next governor.

The inauguration ceremony took place on the steps of the Virginia Capitol and begin at 12:05 p.m. Then, there was an inaugural parade through Capitol Square. You can view the inauguration ceremony from your device by clicking here.

Youngkin, Virginia’s 74th elected governor, is the first Republican elected to the office since Bob McDonnell was elected in November 2009.

This comes after Youngkin defeated his Democratic opponent and former governor Terry McAullife, flipping Virginia red.

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Lt. Governor Winsome Sears and Attorney General Jason Miyares were sworn in as well. Sears made history as the first Black woman elected to statewide office.

The inaugural weekend will last three days and will feature a Grammy-winning musical artist, a “Spirit of Sisterhood” and other festivities. To learn more, click here.

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