List of Presidents of Ethiopia

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President of the
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
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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 President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is the head of state of Ethiopia. The president is the ceremonial head of state and is the commander-in-chief of the Ethiopian National Defense Force.

Presidents of Ethiopia (1974–Present)[edit]

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Derg  (Provisional Military Government of Socialist Ethiopia)
(ye-Hebratasabʼāwit Ītyōṗṗyā Gizéyāwi Watādarāwi Mangeśt)
12 September 1974 to 17 November 1974 Aman andom.png Aman Mikael Andom, Chairman of the Derg Mil Assassinated
17 November 1974 to 28 November 1974 Mengistu Haile Mariam 3.jpg Mengistu Haile Mariam, Chairman of the Derg Mil 1st Term
28 November 1974 to 3 February 1977 Teferi Benti.jpg Tafari Benti, Chairman of the Derg Mil Assassinated during a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Derg
3 February 1977 to 11 February 1977 Mengistu Haile Mariam 3.jpg Mengistu Haile Mariam, Acting Chairman of the Derg Mil 2nd Term
11 February 1977 to 10 September 1987 Mengistu Haile Mariam, Chairman of the Derg Mil/EWP
People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
(ye-Ītyōṗṗyā Həzbāwī Dīmōkrāsīyāwī Rīpeblīk)
10 September 1987 to 21 May 1991 Mengistu Haile Mariam 3.jpg Mengistu Haile Mariam, President EWP Fled the country at the end of the Ethiopian Civil War
21 May 1991 to 28 May 1991 Tesfaye Gebre Kidan, Acting President EWP
Transitional Government of Ethiopia
(ye-Ītyōṗṗyā Yašegeger Mangeśt)
28 May 1991 to 22 August 1995 Meles Zenawi - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012.jpg Meles Zenawi, Interim President TPLF / EPRDF
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
(ye-Ītyōṗṗyā Fēdēralāwī Dīmōkrāsīyāwī Rīpeblīk)
22 August 1995 to 8 October 2001 Negasso Gidada, President OPDO/n-p Expelled from OPDO on 22 June 2001
8 October 2001 to 7 October 2013 President+girma woldegorgis.jpg Girma Wolde-Giorgis, President EPRDF/n-p Re-elected in 2007
7 October 2013 to Present Mulatu Teshome, President OPDO

Affiliations[edit]

OLF Oromo Liberation Front
AAPO All-Amhara People's Organisation
ANDM Amhara National Democratic Movement
EPRDF Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front
OPDO Oromo People's Democratic Organization    Oromo regionalist
TPLF Tigrayan People's Liberation Front    Tigray regionalist
SEPDM Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement
EPRP Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Party    socialist, 1974-1991
EWP Workers' Party of Ethiopia    Communist Party - only legal party 1984-1990, renounced Marxist-Leninism 7 March 1990
MEISON All-Ethiopia Socialist Movement    1976-1991, socialist, only legal party 1976-1978
WSLF Western Somali Liberation Front    Ogaden regionalist, Somali separatist 1974-1989
Mil Military
n-p non-partisan

Latest election[edit]

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