Shimeles Kemal:Hailemariam will take the oath Friday morning
By Associated Press
(ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) — Ethiopia’s new prime minister is to be sworn into office on Friday.
Shimeles Kemal, communications state minister, said Tuesday that Hailemariam will take the oath Friday morning.
The extraordinary parliament session follows a meeting by the leadership of the ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front, which on Saturday named Hailemariam its leader. The party controls 545 of the country’s 547 parliament seats, ensuring Hailemariam will be approved Friday.
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