Ethiopia : deputies accept president’s letter of resignation

Outgoing President Mulatu Teshome. Photo : Kancelaria Premiera

NEWSROOM (ADV) – The Ethiopian parliament’s two houses in a joint extraordinary session on Thursday approved the resignation request by Ethiopia’s President Mulatu Teshome.

Teshome, who has been the East African country’s head of state since October 2013, on Wednesday submitted his letter of resignation as the Ethiopian parliament’s two houses are scheduled to consider his resignation.

The houses would eventually name his successor in a joint extraordinary session on Thursday, the report said.

The joint extraordinary session of the Ethiopian parliament on Thursday “will deliberate on the president’s application for resignation and will elect a new president,” according to State news agency ENA.

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