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Mengistu Haile Mariam
|Chairman of the Derg and Head of State of Ethiopia|
3 February 1977 – 10 September 1987
|Preceded by||Tafari Benti|
|Succeeded by||Position abolished|
|President of Ethiopia|
10 September 1987 – 21 May 1991
|Prime Minister||Fikre Selassie Wogderess
|Vice President||Tesfaye Gebre Kidan|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Tesfaye Gebre Kidan|
|Born||21 May 1937
|Political party||Workers Party of Ethiopia|
Mengistu Haile Mariam is an Ethiopian politician. He was an important officer in the Communist military junta that governed Ethiopia from 1974 to 1987. He was President of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia from 1987 to 1991.
In 2010, Mengistu announced the publication of its memoirs. In early 2012, a manuscript of the memoir, titled Tiglachin ("Our Struggle" in Amharic), was leaked on the Internet. A few months later, the first volume leaked was published in the United States and in 2016, the second volume followed. This time it was published in Ethiopia. Mengistu accused the ERP remains of having published the first volume to sabotage its publication.
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