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Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed has been sworn in for a new five-year term in office

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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been sworn in for a new five-year term in office.

He was inaugurated on Monday.

The swearing-in was held as part of the first day of the Ethiopian House of Peoples’ Representatives’ new five-year term.

Mr Ahmed’s ruling Prosperity Party won a landslide victory in national elections held in June.

He then was appointed by the HoPR and the lower house of the Ethiopian parliament as prime minister.

Following his appointment, Mr Ahmed is expected to form a new cabinet, which will form the new federal government structure.

He was first appointed as the country’s prime minister in April 2018, served the East African country at different high-level positions, including as minister of science and technology.

According to the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, Mr Ahmed’s party secured more than 400 out of 436 parliamentary electoral constituencies.

(Xinhua/NAN)

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