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Ethiopian President Resigns

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Ethiopia’s President Mulatu Teshome on Wednesday filed resignation request to the Ethiopian Parliament, State news agency ENA reported.
Teshome, who has been the East African country’s head of state since October 2013, on Wednesday submitted his letter of resignation as the Ethiopian parliament’s two houses are scheduled to consider his resignation.

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,’’ according to ENA.
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. .
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The houses would eventually name his successor in a joint extraordinary session on Thursday, the report said.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.

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