|President of Ethiopia|
October 8, 2001 – October 7, 2013
|Prime Minister||Hailemariam Desalegn|
|Preceded by||Negasso Gidada|
|Succeeded by||Mulatu Teshome|
December 8, 1924
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
|Profession||Parliamentary speaker, Air force personnel|
Biography[change | edit source]
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.
References[change | edit source]
- "BBC News - Ethiopia profile - Leaders". BBC News. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13349400. Retrieved 2012-12-5.
- "Ethiopia parliament elects Mulatu Teshome as new president". Rappler. http://www.rappler.com/world/regions/africa/40793-ethiopia-parliament-mulatu-teshome-president. Retrieved 2013-11-18.