Girma Wolde-Giorgis

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Girma Wolde-Giorgis
President of Ethiopia
In office
October 8, 2001 (2001-10-08) – October 7, 2013 (2013-10-07)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn
Preceded by Negasso Gidada
Succeeded by Mulatu Teshome
Personal details
Born Girma Wolde-Giorgis
December 8, 1924 (1924-12-08) (age 89)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Nationality Ethiopian
Political party Independent
Profession Parliamentary speaker, Air force personnel
Religion Ethiopian Orthodoxy

Girma Wolde-Giorgis (born December 8, 1924), is a Ethiopian politician and was the President of Ethiopia from 2001 to 2013.

Biography[change | edit source]

Girma Wolde-Giorgis was born in December 8, 1924, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

He went to school at the Ethiopian Orthodox Church school and he later joined the Teferi Mekonnen School in Addis Ababa until the Italian invasion of Ethiopia. He was elected the President of Ethiopia as a surprise choice on 8 October 2001 by a unanimous vote of the Ethiopian Parliament. On 9 October 2007, he was re-elected as president.[1]

Mulatu Teshome was elected the President of Ethiopia by a unanimous parliamentary vote on 7 October 2013.[2]

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