Demeke Mekonnen

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Demeke Mekonnen
ደመቀ መኮንን
Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia
Assumed office
21 September 2012
Serving with Debretsion Gebremichael
and Aster Mamo (2012-16)
Prime MinisterHailemariam Desalegn
Abiy Ahmed
Preceded byHailemariam Desalegn
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
8 March 2019 – 18 April 2019
Prime MinisterAbiy Ahmed
Preceded byWorkneh Gebeyehu
Succeeded byGedu Andargachew
Chairman of the
Amhara Democratic Party
Assumed office
8 September 2010
DeputyGedu Andargachew
Preceded byAddisu Legesse
Minister of Education
In office
30 October 2008 – 4 July 2013
Prime MinisterMeles Zenawi
Hailemariam Desalegn
Succeeded byShiferaw Shigute
Personal details
Born (1963-09-27) 27 September 1963 (age 58)
Gojjam, Ethiopia
Political partyAmhara Democratic Party
Other political
affiliations
Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front
Spouse(s)Alemitu Kassaye
Alma materBradford University
Addis Ababa University

Demeke Mekonnen Hassen (Ge'ez: ደመቀ መኮንን; born 27 September 1963) is an Ethiopian politician and has served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia, since 2012.[1] Demeke has assumed the position of the Acting Prime Minister of Ethiopia on 23 November 2021, following Abiy Ahmed's decision to engage in the ongoing Tigray War at the frontlines.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. H.E. Demeke Mekonnen Hassen, 'Deputy Prime Minister, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia', Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Office of the Prime Minister, https://pmo.gov.et/dep_pm/ Archived 2019-04-20 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 12 October 2019
  2. "Ethiopia's PM Abiy Ahmed vows to lead army 'from the battlefront'". www.aljazeera.com.