Hailemariam Desalegn


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Hailemariam Desalegn,

1965–, Ethiopian political leader. Trained as an engineer, Hailemariam held various positions at Arba Minch Univ. (1989–2000). A member of Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement (SEPDM), one of the four parties in the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), he served from 1995 to 2008 he served in the House of Federation and on the regional council for the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, and was the regional council president from 2001 to 2006. In 2008 he was first elected to Ethiopia's House of Peoples Representatives, and later served (2010–12) as deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs under Meles ZenawiMeles Zenawi
, 1955–2012, Ethiopian political leader, prime minister of Ethiopia (1995–2012), b. Adwa. After two years of medical studies at the Univ. of Addis Ababa, he helped found (1975) the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), becoming its secretary-general
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. Chairman of the SEPDM from 2002, he became vice chairman of the EPRDF in 2010. On Meles Zenawi's death in 2012 he became acting prime minister of Ethiopia, and subsequently became prime minister and EPRDF chairman. Ongoing unrest that began in 2015, primarily involving the Oromo and Amhara, led him to resign those posts and as SEPDM leader in 2018.
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ETHIOPIA has lifted the state of emergency in the East African country, imposed in February following the abrupt resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn after months of protests.
The government imposed emergency rule in February, a day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned amid popular unrest and division within the ruling coalition.
Ethiopia imposed the state of emergency a day after the surprise resignation of then-prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn following two years of protests led by the Oromo.
Abiy named 10 new ministers but retained the finance and foreign ministers from the cabinet of his predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn, who resigned in February to pave the way for the reforms.
Abiye Ahmed has replaced Hailemariam Desalegn as prime minister.
Ethiopia declared another emergency last month after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced he would resign.
Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency after its Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, resigned unexpectedly.
Summary: Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], Feb 17 (ANI): Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency following the unrest in the restive Oromia and Amhara regional states, after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned on Thursday, according to a state television broadcast.
The Ethiopian Council of Ministers has declared a state of emergency for six months from Friday 16 February 2018, a day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's resignation.
ETHIOPIAN Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has submitted a resignation letter after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter of a century, saying he hoped the surprise decision would help planned reforms succeed and create a "lasting peace".
Addis Ababa, Jumada I 30, 1439, Feb 16, 2018, SPA -- Ethiopia announced a state of emergency on Friday after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday announced his intention to step down amid unrest and a political crisis in the Horn of Africa country.