Ethiopia’s President Mulatu Teshome ResignsFeatured, Latest News, North Africa Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ethiopia’s President Mulatu Teshome Wednesday filed his resignation letter request to the Ethiopian Parliament.
Teshome, who has been the East African country’s head of state since October 2013, submitted the letter of resignation as the Ethiopian parliament’s two houses are scheduled to consider it. The houses would eventually name his successor in a joint extraordinary session on Thursday.
The joint extraordinary session of the Ethiopian parliament on Thursday “will deliberate on the President’s application for resignation and will elect a new president’’.
The erstwhile President, who conducted his doctoral studies in international law at Peking University in China, was unanimously appointed as Ethiopia’s president on October 7, 2013 while he was serving as Ethiopia’s ambassador to Turkey.
Teshome is a member of Oromo Democratic Party, one of the four member parties of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front.
Teshome’s imminent resignation also came shortly after Ethiopian government’s cabinet reshuffle.
The Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives, the Ethiopian parliament’s lower house, earlier approved the appointment of 16 new cabinet members upon the endorsement of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, in which only four of the previous cabinet’s members remained in their positions.
Teshome, 63, had served in various high-level Ethiopian government offices and Ministries as Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Cooperation, Minister of Agriculture, and Spokesperson of the House of Federation.
He had also served in various diplomatic missions representing the east African country in China, Turkey, Japan, Thailand and Azerbaijan./NAN
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