Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopia’s New Prime Minister

Ethiopia new prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn
Ethiopian government officials say Hailemariam Desalegn, 47, will be the next Prime Minister of Ethiopia until elections in 2015 following the death of Meles Zenawi. 
He is currently the acting prime minister and the foreign minister and will be sworn in as prime minister and run the country until 2015.  He has served as deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister since 2010.

Former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi died on Monday at age 57. His body was returned to Addis Ababa from abroad late Tuesday night.

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