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Hailemariam Desalegn Who is he?
In this video, Ato Hailemariam Desalegn speaks about family, education, and politics in an interview he gave in 2010! Bereket Simon, head of government communications office has disclosed that Hailemariam Desalegn became acting prime minister and will be sworn in as prime minister after an emergency meeting of parliament following the death of Meles Zenawi. "According to the Ethiopian constitution the deputy prime minister will have to go to parliament and take the oath, and the government is organizing the parliament to be summoned as soon as possible," Bereket Simon said. Haile Mariam Desalegne is an Ethiopian politician who has served in the government of Ethiopia as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2010. After the announcement of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's death on 20 August 2012, Hailemariam was named acting prime minister. He is the first Protestant Christian head of government in the history of Ethiopia. Hailemariam is from the Wolayta ethnic group, which dominate the politics of Ethiopia's southern region. As Ethnic Tigray, Amhara and mixed people of Ethiopia have traditionally dominated the politics of the country for the last 200 years, Hailemariam would be the first fully non-Tigray and non-Amhara head of government in the history of the nation. Born in the Wolaita Zone Boloso Sore District of Southern Ethiopia, Hailemariam studied and spent most of his youth in Wolaita. He was President of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and <b>...</b>