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Vol 54 No 21

Published 18th October 2013


No runner for office

The governing Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front played it safe by electing Mulatu Teshome Wirtu to the largely ceremonial office of President on 7 October. Mulatu, who once sat on the EPRDF Executive Committee, was until recently Ambassador to Turkey and, earlier, China and Japan. He holds a doctorate in international law from Beijing University. The unanimous vote in Parliament even included Girma Seifu, the sole opposition representative (AC Vol 51 No 16, Opposition nuptials).

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