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Ethiopia’s President Resigns

The 63 year old Ethiopian President, Mulatu Teshome has today, Wednesday, submitted his letter of resignation to the country’s parliament.

According to agency report, the country’s lawmakers, both in the upper and lower houses of the country’s parliament will meet to consider Teshome’s resignation tomorrow, Thursday.

The Ethiopia’s News Agency reported that Teshome is a member of the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization, one of the four parties of the ruling coalition Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front.

Teshome took office in 2013 and had often spoken for a more democratic and inclusive government in the Horn of Africa country, which has faced political upheaval and unrest for many years.

The office of the Prime Minister leads Ethiopia’s government and policy.

The President had previously taken ministerial and high-level diplomatic positions, representing the country in Japan and Azerbaijan.

He was Ethiopia’s ambassador to Turkey before he was unanimously appointed president.

Teshome’s resignation comes after a political cabinet reshuffle by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed that began last week and has seen half of the country’s ministerial seats occupied by women.

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