List of Presidents of Ethiopia

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This is a list of Presidents of Ethiopia. Since the establishment of the office of President in 1987, there have been 6 official presidents. The President is the head of state of Ethiopia. The current President is Mulatu Teshome, elected in 2013.

The list also includes Chairmen of the Derg, which acted as heads of state of Ethiopia between 1974 and 1987.

List[edit]

Name Portrait Birth–Death Elected Took office Left office Political party
(Coalition)
Flag of Ethiopia (1975–1987) (02).svgDerg (Provisional Military Government of Socialist Ethiopia) (1974–1987) • Emblem of the Derg.svg
1 Aman Mikael Andom Aman andom.png 1924–1974 12 September 1974 17 November 1974
(Resigned)
Military
Mengistu Haile Mariam
Acting Chairman
Mengistu Haile Mariam 3.jpg 1937– 17 November 1974 28 November 1974 Military
2 Tafari Benti Teferi Benti.jpg 1921–1977 28 November 1974 3 February 1977
(Assassinated)
Military
3 Mengistu Haile Mariam Mengistu Haile Mariam 3.jpg 1937– 3 February 1977 10 September 1987 Military /
Workers' Party of Ethiopia
Flag of Ethiopia (1987–1991).svgPeople's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (1987–1991) • PDR Ethiopia emblem.svg
1 Mengistu Haile Mariam Mengistu Haile Mariam 3.jpg 1937– 1987 10 September 1987 21 May 1991
(Resigned)
Workers' Party of Ethiopia
Tesfaye Gebre Kidan
Acting President
No image.png 1935–2004 21 May 1991 28 May 1991
(Deposed)
Workers' Party of Ethiopia
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svgTransitional Government of Ethiopia (1991–1995) • Coat of arms of Transitional Government of Ethiopia.svg
Meles Zenawi
Acting President
Meles Zenawi - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012.jpg 1955–2012 28 May 1991 22 August 1995 Tigrayan People's Liberation Front
(Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front)
Flag of Ethiopia.svgFederal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (1995–present) • Coat of arms of Ethiopia.svg
4 Negasso Gidada No image.png 1943– 1995 22 August 1995 8 October 2001 Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organization
(Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front)[1]
5 Girma Wolde-Giorgis President+girma woldegorgis.jpg 1924– 2001
2007
8 October 2001 7 October 2013 Independent
(Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front)
6 Mulatu Teshome Mulatu Teshome.jpg 1955– 2013 7 October 2013 Incumbent
(mandate expires on 7 October 2019)
Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organization
(Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Expelled from both the OPDO and the EPRDF coalition on 22 June 2001

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