- Former President of Ethiopia Negasso Gidada Passes Away Aged 75 - Prime Minister's Office
Former President Of Ethiopia Negasso Gidada Passes Away Aged 75 - Prime Minister's Office
Sumaira FH 5 months ago Sat 27th April 2019 | 09:57 PM
Former president of Ethiopia, Negasso Gidada, passed away on Saturday, aged 75, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office said
"It is with deep regrets that we share the passing of former FDRE [Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia] President, H.E. Dr. Negasso Gidada. PM [Prime Minister] Abiy Ahmed extends his condolences to the people of Ethiopia and his family.
Negasso became the first president of Ethiopia after it became a parliamentary republic. He was in power from 1995 to 2001. Before taking office, he served as the chairman of the Constitutional Assembly that adopted the Ethiopian constitution, which still remains intact.