former President of Ethiopia
Mulatu Teshome Wirtu (born 1957) is an Ethiopian politician and was President of Ethiopia from 2013 to 2018.
|4th President of Ethiopia|
October 7, 2013 – October 25, 2018
|Prime Minister||Hailemariam Desalegn|
|Preceded by||Girma Wolde-Giorgis|
|Succeeded by||Sahle-Work Zewde|
|Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development|
October 17, 2001 – July 1, 2003
|Prime Minister||Meles Zenawi|
|Preceded by||Mengistu Hulluka|
|Succeeded by||Addisu Legesse|
Mulatu Teshome Wirtu
1955/1956 (age 57–58)
|Political party||Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organization|
|Alma mater||Peking University|
Mulatu Teshome was born in 1955 or 1956, in Arjo, Ethiopia.
He went to school in China at Peking University where he received a bachelor's degree in philosophy of political economy and doctorate in international law.
He served as the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Cooperation under Girma Birru, and was the Minister of Agriculture in 2001. He also served as the Speaker of the House of Federation from 2002 to 2005 and was Ethiopia's Ambassador to China, Japan, and Turkey.
He was elected as President of Ethiopia by a unanimous parliamentary vote on 7 October 2013.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Ethiopia parliament elects Mulatu Teshome as new president". Rappler. Archived from the original on 2013-10-10. Retrieved 2013-11-18.
- ↑ Hawassaonline.com. "Dr Mulatu Teshome Ethiopian Biography". www.hawassaonline.com. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Ethiopia Elects New President". Xinhua. Archived from the original on 2017-02-07. Retrieved 2013-11-18.