The former President of Amhara Region Agegnehu Teshager, today elected to serve as Speaker of the House of Federation of the new government of Ethiopia. He is elected today without any opposition.
Mr. Agegnehu will be serving as Speaker of the House of Federation for the coming five years. Today he is nominated by the President of Southern Region Ristu Yirdaw and seconded by Shimelis Abdissa of Oromia Region.
Today Ethiopia established a new government based on the result of the last June general election where Prosperity Party has secured the majority of votes to lead the 110 million plus population of Ethiopia. Agegnehu Teshager has also been serving as chairman of the Amhara Prosperity Party.
During today’s inaugural meeting, Zara Ahmed Ali from Afar Region is also elected to serve as Deputy Speaker of the House of Federation of Ethiopia. The House of Federation of Ethiopia is represented by 76 ethnic groups and tribes found in Ethiopia.
Today during the opening of the meeting, the House of Federation of Ethiopia has elected three members of the House of Federation – from Amhara, Oromia and Southern regions, who have law background are elected to serve as members of constitutional interpretation assembly.