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Ato Demeke Mekonne elected Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia

Demeke Mekonne has been elected Deputy Prime Minister and Social Cluster Coordinator.

The House of People’s Representatives (HPR), in its regular session today, approved Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s nomination of Demeke Mekonnen for Deputy Premiership position.

Demeke served in various positions in Amhara Regional State. He served as Minister of Education since 2001EC.

He is Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia as well as Executive Committee member of both the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM) since 2005.

He earned his first degree in Biology and second degree in Political Science.

He is a trusted, responsible and able political leader, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said while presenting his reason for nominating him for the Deputy Premiership position.

Similarly, the House approved the appointment of Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael as Deputy Prime Minister for Finance and Economic Cluster and Minister of Communication and Information Technology.

Dr. Debretsion participated in the armed struggle against the dictatorial Derg regime and served in various positions in Tigray Regional State.

He served as Minister of Communication and Information Technology since 2003 EC. He is Deputy Prime Minister for Finance and Economic Cluster and Minister of Communication and Information Technology since 2005 EC.

He earned his doctorate degree in Information Technology.

Aster Mamo was also appointed Deputy Prime Minister for Good Governance and Reform Cluster and Minister of Public Service and Human Resource Development.

She served as Minister of Youth and Sport from 1998 to 2002 EC as well as in various positions in Oromia Regional State.

Aster earned her first degree in language and literature and second degree in Management.

source : fanabc

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