Amhara Region to Get New President Next Week

ADDIS ABEBA – Amhara Regional Council is set to confirm Temesgen Tiruneh as head of the region next week, according to the amhara mass media agency (AMMA).

The council, which is dominated by Amhara Democratic Party (ADP), will start its four-day long regular meeting on Monday, July 22, 2019.

The council will ratify a new president, reported MMMA, in addition to ratifying the state’s budget for 2019/20 fiscal year.

ADP’s Central Committee nominated Temesgen, a security adviser to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office, to be the new head of the Amhara region at the end of its meeting on Monday.

He will replace Ambachew Mekonnen, who was killed in a failed coup in the region on July 22, 2019.

The violent attempt to seize power by a rogue state militia also claimed the lives of three other top officials.

The committee has already appointed Yohannes Buayalew as its Deputy Chairperson, and picked Temesgen Tiruneh and Agegnehu Teshager, to be Executive Committee members of ADP and the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), respectively.

Amhara Democratic Party controls the Amhara regional government and is also one of four in Abiy’s national governing coalition EPRDF.


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