Abiy Ahmed (PhD), the newly elected chair of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) was sworn in as the country’s Prime Minister today. The swearing in took place on April 2, 2018 at the House of People’s Representatives in the presence of the outgoing prime minister, Haileamariam Dessalegn, who resigned from his post on February 15.
In his address to the House, Prime Minister Abiy asserted his government’s commitment for the full participation of the opposition in the country’s democratization. He also called for all citizens to play their part in the country’s development.
He further expressed his readiness to work to resolve problems with the government of Eritrea and to work with the competing political parties in Ethiopia.
The outgoing PM handed the incoming Prime Minister the country’s flag and constitution.