Hailemariam Desalegn sworn in as the new prime minister of Ethiopia (video)

Elias Kifle | September 21st, 2012

Hailemariam Desalegn has been sworn in as the prime minister of Ethiopia today, 21 September 2012, by the parliament. Hailemariam’s first act as prime minister today was to nominate the deputy prime minister. Demeke Mekonnen’s nomination has been approved unanimously by the parliament and he became the deputy prime minister. ETV reported that the new prime minister will form a new cabinet in the coming few days. Watch below the swearing in ceremony and Hailemariam’s acceptance speech.