List of Presidents of Ethiopia

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President of the
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
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Coat of Arms
Incumbent
Mulatu Teshome

since 7 October 2013
Residence National Palace, Addis Ababa
Term length 6 years
Inaugural holder Mengistu Haile Mariam
Formation 10 September 1987
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The following is a list of the Presidents of Ethiopia. It includes people who served as heads of state of Ethiopia since 1974.

Heads of State of Ethiopia (1974–Present)[edit]

No. Name
(birth–death)
Picture Took office Left office Political party
Derg (Provisional Military Government of Socialist Ethiopia)
1 Aman Mikael Andom
(1924–1974)
Aman andom.png 12 September 1974 17 November 1974[1] Military
Mengistu Haile Mariam
(interim)
(1937– )
Mengistu Haile Mariam 3.jpg 17 November 1974 28 November 1974 Military
2 Tafari Benti
(1921–1977)
Teferi Benti.jpg 28 November 1974 3 February 1977[2] Military
3 Mengistu Haile Mariam
(1937– )
Mengistu Haile Mariam 3.jpg 3 February 1977 10 September 1987 Military / Workers' Party of Ethiopia
People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
(3) Mengistu Haile Mariam
(1937– )
Mengistu Haile Mariam 3.jpg 10 September 1987 21 May 1991[3] Workers' Party of Ethiopia
Tesfaye Gebre Kidan
(acting)
(1935–2004)
No image.png 21 May 1991 28 May 1991 Workers' Party of Ethiopia
Transitional Government of Ethiopia
Meles Zenawi
(interim)
(1955–2012)
Meles Zenawi - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012.jpg 28 May 1991 22 August 1995 Tigrayan People's Liberation Front
(Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front)
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
4 Negasso Gidada
(1943– )
No image.png 22 August 1995 8 October 2001 Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organization
(Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front)[4]
5 Girma Wolde-Giorgis
(1924– )
President+girma woldegorgis.jpg 8 October 2001 7 October 2013 Independent
(Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front)
6 Mulatu Teshome
(1955/56– )
No image.png 7 October 2013 Incumbent Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organization
(Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front)

Latest election[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Deposed and assassinated
  2. ^ Assassinated during a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Derg
  3. ^ Fled the country at the end of the Ethiopian Civil War
  4. ^ Expelled from both the OPDO and the EPRDF coalition on 22 June 2001

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