The joint session of the House of People’s Representatives and the House of Federation on Monday elected Dr. Mulatu Teshome the new President of Ethiopia.
The houses in their joint opening session of the 4th working term elected Mulatu unanimously.
On the occasion, the outgoing President Girma Woldegiorgis who has served for two terms for the last 12 years handed over his power to the new President.
The new President made his maiden speech as President after sworn in by the President of the Supreme Court, Tegene Getaneh before the two houses.
Dr. Mulatu Teshome has served in several diplomatic and governmental leadership positions including a ministerial position before appointed as Ethiopia’s Ambassador to Turkey, a position he held until his election as a President.
According to the Ethiopian Constitution article 70, the House of People’s Representatives shall nominate the President and the nominee shall be elected President if the joint session of the House of People’s Representatives and the House of Federation approves his candidacy by two thirds majority votes.