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Sahlework Zewde becomes the first female president of Ethiopia

Tigrai Online, Oct. 25, 2018

Ambassador Sahlework Zewde becomes the first female president of Ethiopia

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Ethiopia’s Parliament on Thursday approved the Seasoned Diplomat, Sahlework Zewde to become the first female president of Ethiopia. Ambassador Sahlework Zewde served as a diplomat in different countries representing Ethiopia. At her last job she was a 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.

The previous president of Ethiopia, Dr. Mulatu Teshome resigned from the position a few days ago. Sahlework Zewde is the first female president, though the presidential position is symbolic, having a woman as a president of Ethiopia is appositive development in Ethiopian politics. A few weeks ago the Ethiopian prime minister appointed ten females to his cabinet which is 50% of the total Ethiopian cabinet including the Minister of Defense.

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