Bereket Confirms Hailemariam as the next premier
Awramba Times (Washington DC) – EPRDF’s council has elected Hailemariam Desalegn as its Chairman and Demeke Mekonnen as its Vice Chairman on September 15, 2012.
The Chairperson, Hailemariam will be the next Prime Minister of Ethiopia after the parliament’s swearing -in- ceremony.
“Out of three candidates, Hailemariam has got the unanimous vote of council members and will serve as chairman of EPRDF and Demeke Mekonen will serve as well as deputy chairperson of EPRDF,” Communications Minister Bereket Simon told journalists in Addis Ababa. “Whoever’s elected as chair and deputy chair of party will automatically be the nominees for the premiership and deputy premiership. So both Mr. Hailemariam and Mr. Demeke will represent the party and be candidates and be presented to parliament for approval when it starts its formal session in early October.” said Bereket.