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Girma Wolde-Giorgis
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President of Ethiopia
In office
October 8, 2001 (2001-10-08) – October 7, 2013 (2013-10-07)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn
Preceded by Negasso Gidada
Succeeded by Mulatu Teshome
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Girma Wolde-Giorgis

(1924-12-26)December 26, 1924
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Died December 19, 2018(2018-12-19) (aged 93)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Nationality Ethiopian
Political party Independent
Profession Parliamentary speaker, Air force personnel

Girma Wolde-Giorgis (December 28, 1924 – December 15, 2018) was a Ethiopian politician and was the President of Ethiopia from 2001 to 2013.


Girma Wolde-Giorgis was born in December 28, 1924, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

He went to school at the Ethiopian Orthodox Church school and he later joined the Teferi Mekonnen School in Addis Ababa until the Italian invasion of Ethiopia. He was elected the President of Ethiopia as a surprise choice on 8 October 2001 by a unanimous vote of the Ethiopian Parliament. On 9 October 2007, he was re-elected as president.

Mulatu Teshome was elected the President of Ethiopia by a unanimous parliamentary vote on 7 October 2013.

Wolde-Giorgis died on December 15, 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the age of 94.

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