Negasso Gidada

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Negasso Gidada
ነጋሶ ጊዳዳ
President of Ethiopia
In office
22 August 1995 – 8 October 2001
Prime MinisterMeles Zenawi
Preceded byMeles Zenawi (acting)
Succeeded byGirma Wolde-Giorgis
Member of the House of Peoples' Representatives for Dembidolo
In office
2005–2019
Personal details
Born
Negasso Gidada Solon

(1943-09-08)8 September 1943
Dembidolo, Welega, Ethiopian Empire
Died27 April 2019(2019-04-27) (aged 75)
Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Political partyEPRDF (until 22 June 2001)
Independent (2005–2019)
Spouse(s)Regina Abelt

Negasso Gidada Solon (Amharic: ነጋሶ ጊዳዳ Nägaso Gidada; 8 September 1943 – 27 April 2019) was an Ethiopian politician. He served as the President of Ethiopia from 22 August 1995 until 8 October 2001. He was a member of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) before becoming independent. He was later a member of the House of Peoples' Representatives for Dembidolo from 2005.

Gidada was born in Dembidolo. He was married to German-born Regina Abelt. He died of an illness on 27 April 2019 in Frankfurt, in the German state of Hesse. He was 75.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Former Ethiopian president Negasso Gidada dies aged 75". IOL News. 27 April 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.