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Mulatu Teshome
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4th President of Ethiopia
In office
October 7, 2013 (2013-10-07) – October 25, 2018
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn
Abiy Ahmed
Preceded by Girma Wolde-Giorgis
Succeeded by Sahle-Work Zewde
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
In office
October 17, 2001 (2001-10-17) – July 1, 2003 (2003-07-01)
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi
Preceded by Mengistu Hulluka
Succeeded by Addisu Legesse
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Mulatu Teshome Wirtu

1955/1956 (age 57–58)
Arjo, Ethiopia
Nationality Ethiopian
Political party Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organization
Alma mater Peking University

Mulatu Teshome Wirtu (born 1955 or 1956) is a Ethiopian politician and was President of Ethiopia from 2013 to 2018.


Mulatu Teshome was born in 1955 or 1956, in Arjo, Ethiopia.

He went to school in China at Peking University where he received a bachelor's degree in philosophy of political economy and doctorate in international law.

He served as the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Cooperation under Girma Birru, and was the Minister of Agriculture in 2001. He also served as the Speaker of the House of Federation from 2002 to 2005 and was Ethiopia's Ambassador to China, Japan, and Turkey.

He was elected as President of Ethiopia by a unanimous parliamentary vote on 7 October 2013.

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