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President of Ethiopia

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President of the
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Coat of Arms
Incumbent
Sahle-Work Zewde

since 25 October 2018
ResidenceNational Palace, Addis Ababa
Term lengthSix years, renewable once
Inaugural holderMengistu Haile Mariam
Formation10 September 1987

The President of Ethiopia, officially the President of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia is the head of state of Ethiopia. The position is largely a ceremonial one. The executive power is exercised by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia. The current president is Sahle-Work Zewde, who took office on 25 October 2018.

Presidents are elected by the House of Peoples' Representatives for six years, with a two-term limit.

List of presidents

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No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Party
(Coalition)
Elected
Took office Left office Time in office
Chairman of Provisional Military Government of Socialist Ethiopia (Derg) (1974–1987) •
1 Lieutenant general
Aman Mikael Andom
(1924–1974)
De facto President of Ethiopia
15 September 1974 17 November 1974
(Resigned)
63 days Military
Major
Mengistu Haile Mariam
(born 1937)
De facto Acting President of Ethiopia
17 November 1974 28 November 1974 11 days Military
2 Brigadier general
Tafari Benti
(1921-1977)
De facto President of Ethiopia
28 November 1974 3 February 1977† 2 years, 67 days Military
3 Lieutenant colonel
Mengistu Haile Mariam
(born 1937)
De facto President of Ethiopia
3 February 1977 10 September 1987 10 years, 219 days Military
President of People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (1987–1991) •
1 Mengistu Haile Mariam
(born 1937)
10 September 1987 21 May 1991
(Resigned)
3 years, 253 days WPE 1987
Tesfaye Gebre Kidan
(1935–2004)
Acting President of Ethiopia
21 May 1991 27 May 1991
(Deposed)
6 days WPE
President of Transitional Government of Ethiopia (1991–1995) •
Meles Zenawi
(1955–2012)
President of Ethiopia
28 May 1991 22 August 1995 4 years, 86 days TPLF
(EPRDF)
President of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (1995–present) •
1 Negasso Gidada
(1943–2019)
22 August 1995 8 October 2001 6 years, 47 days ODP
(EPRDF)
Independent[a]
1995
2 Girma Wolde-Giorgis
(1924–2018)
8 October 2001 7 October 2013 11 years, 364 days Independent 2001
2007
3 Mulatu Teshome
(born 1957)
7 October 2013 25 October 2018 5 years, 18 days ODP
(EPRDF)
2013
4 Sahle-Work Zewde
(born 1950)
25 October 2018 Incumbent 5 years, 269 days Independent 2018
  1. Expelled from both the ODP party and the EPRDF coalition on 22 June 2001.[1]

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