Mulatu Teshome

Mulatu Teshome

Mulatu Teshome Wirtu (Ge’ez: ሙላቱ ተሾመ, ) is an Ethiopian politician who has been President of Ethiopia since 7 October 2013.
Mulatu Teshome
ሙላቱ ተሾመ
8th President of Ethiopia
Assumed office
7 October 2013
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

Abiy Ahmed 

Preceded by Girma Wolde-Giorgis
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
In office
17 October 2001 – 1 July 2003
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi
Preceded by Mengistu Hulluka
Succeeded by Addisu Legesse
Personal details
Born 1 January 1955 (age 62)
Arjo, Ethiopian Empire
(now Arjo, Ethiopia)
Political party Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organization
Other political
Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front
Alma mater Peking University
Religion Ethiopian Orthodoxy


Mulatu was born in the town of Arjo in Welega Province. He was educated in China, receiving his bachelor’s degree in philosophy of political economy and doctorate in international law at Peking University. He taught at some “foreign universities and institutions”, according to Speaker Abadula Gemeda.

In the mid-1990s he was Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Cooperation under Minister Girma Birru, and he was appointed as Minister of Agriculture in 2001.He was also Speaker of the House of Federation from 2002 to 2005. He served as Ethiopia’s Ambassador to China, Japan, Turkey, and Azerbaijan.

While serving as Ambassador to Turkey, he was elected as President of Ethiopia by a unanimous parliamentary vote on 7 October 2013. Girma Seifu of the Unity for Democracy and Justice, the sole opposition member of parliament, welcomed his election. Like his predecessors Girma Wolde-Giorgis and Negasso Gidada, he is Oromo.

Mulatu has one son.
From Wikipedia

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