Lalthanhawla became chief minister of Mizoram for a fifth term.
Mizoram governor Vakkom Purushothaman administered the oath of office and secrecy to Lalthanhawla along with seven minister of his cabinet
On December 11, the Congress Legislature Party in Mizoram unanimously elected Lal Thanhawla as its leader at a meeting.
He won a seat in the Mizoram State Assembly from both Serchhip and Hrangturzo.
He was elected to the assembly for a record ninth time since 1978.
The Congress won a two-third majority in the Mizoram Assembly polls, winning 33 of 39 seats.
--ANI (Posted on 15-12-2013)