President of Ethiopia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
President of the
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Emblem of Ethiopia.svg
Coat of Arms
Sahle-Work Zewde.jpg
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[change | change source]

Name Portrait Birth–Death Elected Took office Left office Political party
(Coalition)
Flag of Ethiopia (1975–1987) (02).svgDerg (Provisional Military Government of Socialist Ethiopia) (1974–1987) • Emblem of the Provisional Military Government of Socialist Ethiopia.svg
1 Aman Mikael Andom
Acting Head of State
Aman andom.png 1924–1974 12 September 1974 17 November 1974
(Resigned)
Military
2 Mengistu Haile Mariam
Acting Head of State
Mengistu Haile Mariam 3.jpg 1937– 17 November 1974 28 November 1974 Military
3 Tafari Benti 1921–1977 28 November 1974
(Acting Head of State
28 Nov 1974–21 Mar 1975)
3 February 1977
(Assassinated)
Military
2 Mengistu Haile Mariam Mengistu Haile Mariam 3.jpg 1937– 3 February 1977
(Acting Head of State
3–11 Feb 1977)
10 September 1987 Military /
WPE
Flag of Ethiopia (1987-1991).svgPeople's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (1987–1991) • Emblem of the Peoples' Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.svg
2 Mengistu Haile Mariam Mengistu Haile Mariam 3.jpg 1937– 1987 10 September 1987 21 May 1991
(Resigned)
WPE
4 Tesfaye Gebre Kidan
Acting President
No image.png 1935–2004 21 May 1991 28 May 1991
(Deposed)
WPE
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svgTransitional Government of Ethiopia (1991–1995) • Emblem of Transitional Government of Ethiopia.svg
5 Meles Zenawi
Interim President
Meles Zenawi - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012 cropped.jpg 1955–2012 27 May 1991 22 August 1995 TPLF
(EPRDF)
Flag of Ethiopia.svgFederal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (1995–present) • Emblem of Ethiopia.svg
6 Negasso Gidada No image.png 1943–2019 1995 22 August 1995 8 October 2001 OPDO
(EPRDF)[1]
7 Girma Wolde-Giorgis President+girma woldegorgis.jpg 1924–2018 2001
2007
8 October 2001 7 October 2013 Independent
8 Mulatu Teshome Mulatu Teshome in Warsaw - 2018 (40792938585) (cropped).jpg 1955– 2013 7 October 2013 25 October 2018 OPDO
(EPRDF)
9 Sahle-Work Zewde Sahle-Work Zewde.jpg 1950– 2018 25 October 2018 Independent

References[change | change source]

  1. Expelled from both the OPDO and the EPRDF coalition on 22 June 2001

Other websites[change | change source]