Ethiopian deputy PM to succeed Meles Zenawi

August 21, 2012 8:05 am
Ethiopian troops on parade/FILE

, ADDIS ABABA, Aug 21 – Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will take over interim power following the death of leader Meles Zenawi, the government spokesman told reporters Tuesday.

“According to the Ethiopian constitution the deputy prime minister will have to go to parliament and take the oath, and the government is organising the parliament to be summoned as soon as possible,” Bereket Simon said.

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