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Ethiopian leader to be sworn in

2012-09-19 11:57

Addis Ababa - Hailemariam Desalegn, who was appointed Ethiopia's acting prime minister on the death of long-time ruler Meles Zenawi last month, will be formally sworn into office on Friday, officials said on Wednesday.

"The party council felt that an extraordinary session should be held on Friday ...the two officials, the two chairs who have been appointed, will be sworn in," said government spokesperson Shimeles Kemal, referring to Hailemariam and his deputy.