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October 25, 2018

Sahle-Work Zewde is elected. She  becomes the first woman to be President of Ethiopia and is voted in unanimously by members of the Federal Parliamentary Assembly.

Sahle-Work Zewde is the 4th and current President of Ethiopia, the first woman to hold the office. Sahle-Work was previously a career diplomat, serving as 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.

Sahle – Work Zewde – President – Associated Links:


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