Mulatu Teshome

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Mulatu Teshome
Mulatu Teshome in Warsaw - 2018 (40792938585) (cropped).jpg
4th President of Ethiopia
In office
October 7, 2013 (2013-10-07) – October 25, 2018
Prime MinisterHailemariam Desalegn
Abiy Ahmed
Preceded byGirma Wolde-Giorgis
Succeeded bySahle-Work Zewde
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
In office
October 17, 2001 (2001-10-17) – July 1, 2003 (2003-07-01)
Prime MinisterMeles Zenawi
Preceded byMengistu Hulluka
Succeeded byAddisu Legesse
Personal details
Born
Mulatu Teshome Wirtu

1955/1956 (age 57–58)[1]
Arjo, Ethiopia
NationalityEthiopian
Political partyOromo Peoples' Democratic Organization
Alma materPeking University

Mulatu Teshome Wirtu (born 1955 or 1956)[1] is a Ethiopian politician and was President of Ethiopia from 2013 to 2018.

Biography[change | change source]

Mulatu Teshome was born in 1955 or 1956, in Arjo, Ethiopia.[2]

He went to school in China at Peking University where he received a bachelor's degree in philosophy of political economy and doctorate in international law.[2]

He served as the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Cooperation under Girma Birru, and was the Minister of Agriculture in 2001. He also served as the Speaker of the House of Federation from 2002 to 2005 and was Ethiopia's Ambassador to China, Japan, and Turkey.[1][2]

He was elected as President of Ethiopia by a unanimous parliamentary vote on 7 October 2013.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Ethiopia parliament elects Mulatu Teshome as new president". Rappler. Retrieved 2013-11-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Ethiopia Elects New President". Xinhua. Retrieved 2013-11-18.