It’s real! Ethiopia has elected a woman president for the first time
In the 5th anniversary of the 4th Quarterly Session, and in their 2nd special meeting of the House of Peoples’ Representatives and the House of the Federation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, today on October 15, 2011, Ambassador Sahlework Zewde has been appointed as president.
Ambassador Sahlework Zewde is an international diplomat who served in Ethiopia. She made an oath for her future dedication and faithful service to the nation and the people. The power transfer was made between the President of Ethiopia, Dr. Mulatu Teshome and the new President Sahlework Zewde.
With the help of the president Sahlework Zewde’s knowledge and experience, there is an expectation of growth in the future in the country. It is also expected that there will be wide-ranging diplomatic relations with other countries and that she will work on issues with women in the country.