Sahle-Work Zewde

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Sahle-Work Zewde
ሳህለወርቅ ዘውዴ
Sahle-Work Zewde, 2016
4th President of Ethiopia
Assumed office
25 October 2018
Prime MinisterAbiy Ahmed Ali
Preceded byMulatu Teshome
Personal details
Born (1950-02-21) 21 February 1950 (age 73)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Political partyIndependent

Sahle-Work Zewde (Amharic: ሳህለወርቅ ዘውዴ, born 21 February 1950) is an Ethiopian diplomat. She is the 4th and current President of Ethiopia, the first female to hold the office. She was elected President by members of the Federal Parliamentary Assembly on October 25, 2018.[1]

Sahle-Work was a diplomat, serving as Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union at the level of Under-Secretary General of the United Nations.[2]

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  1. "Ethiopia gets first female president". 25 October 2018 – via
  2. Secretary-General Appoints Sahlework Zewde of Ethiopia his Special Representative, Head of United Nations Office to African Union United Nations, press release of June 27, 2018.

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