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Mulatu Teshome

Mulatu Teshome
ሙላቱ ተሾመ
8th President of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Assumed office
7 October 2013
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn
Preceded by Girma Wolde-Giorgis
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
In office
17 October 2001 – 1 July 2003
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi
Preceded by Mengistu Hulluka
Succeeded by Addisu Legesse
Personal details
Born 1955/1956 (age 59–60)
Arjo, Ethiopia
Political party Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organization
Other political
Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front
Alma mater Peking University
Religion Ethiopian Orthodoxy

Mulatu Teshome Wirtu (Ge'ez:ሙላቱ ተሾመ, born 1955 or 1956)[1] is an Ethiopian politician who has been President of Ethiopia since 7 October 2013.[1][2]


Mulatu was born in the town of Arjo in Welega Province.[3] He was educated in China, receiving his bachelor's degree in philosophy of political economy and doctorate in international law at Peking University.[3] He taught at some "foreign universities and institutions", according to Speaker Abadula Gemeda.

In the "mid-1990s" he was Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Cooperation under Minister Girma Birru, and he was appointed as Minister of Agriculture in 2001.[4] He was also Speaker of the House of Federation from 2002 to 2005.[4] He served as Ethiopia's Ambassador to China, Japan, and Turkey.[1][2][5]

While serving as Ambassador to Turkey, he was Negasso Gidada, he is Oromo.[1][6]

Mulatu has one son.[7]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Girma Wolde-Giorgis
President of Ethiopia
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