Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome submitted a letter of resignation on Wednesday to the country’s parliament, according to state media reports.
Teshome, 63, took office in 2013 and had often spoken for a more democratic and inclusive government in the Horn of Africa country, which has faced political upheaval and unrest for many years.
The office of the Prime Minister leads Ethiopia’s government and policy.
Lawmakers in the upper and lower houses of the country’s parliament will meet to consider Teshome’s resignation on Thursday, Ethiopia’s News Agency reported.
Teshome is a member of the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization, one of the four parties of the ruling coalition Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front.
Teshome had previously taken ministerial and high-level diplomatic positions, representing the country in Japan and Azerbaijan.
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SOURCE: CNN, Bukola Adebayo