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The Ethiopian presidency is largely a symbolic office with little power. Most of the power is vested in the hands of the Prime Minister. Presidents serve six-year terms.

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Chairmen of the Provisional Military Administrative Council of Ethiopia (Derg, 1974-1987)

Tenure Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Government of the Provisional Military Administrative Council (Derg)
12 September 1974 to 17 November 1974 Aman Mikael Andom, Chairman of the Provisional Military Administrative Council Mil
17 November 1974 to 28 November 1974 Mengistu Haile Mariam, Chairman of the Provisional Military Administrative Council Mil 1st Term
28 November 1974 to 3 February 1977 Tafari Benti, Chairman of the Provisional Military Administrative Council Mil
11 February 1977 to 10 September 1987 Mengistu Haile Mariam, Chairman of the Provisional Military Administrative Council Mil/EWP 2nd Term

Presidents of Ethiopia (1987-Present)

Tenure Incumbent Affiliation Notes
People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
10 September 1987 to 21 May 1991 Mengistu Haile Mariam, President EWP
21 May 1991 to 27 May 1991 Tesfaye Gebre Kidan, acting President EWP
Ethiopia  (Ityop’iya)
27 May 1991 to 28 May 1991 Tesfaye Gebre Kidan, acting President EWP
28 May 1991 to 22 August 1995 Meles Zenawi, interim President TPLF/EPRDF
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia  (Ityop’iya Federalawi Demokrasiyawi Ripeblik)
22 August 1995 to 8 October 2001 Negasso Gidada, President OPDO
8 October 2001 to present Girma Wolde-Giorgis, President EPRDF Re-elected in 2007

Affiliations:-

AAPO All-Amhara People's Organisation
EPRDF Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front
OPDO Oromo People's Democratic Organization    Oromo regionalist
TPLF Tigrayan People's Liberation Front    Tigray regionalist
EPRP Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Party    socialist, 1974-1991
EWP Workers' Party of Ethiopia    Communist Party - only legal party 1984-1990, renounced Marxist-Leninism 7 March 1990
MEISON All-Ethiopia Socialist Movement    1976-1991, socialist, only legal party 1976-1978
WSLF Western Somali Liberation Front    Ogaden regionalist, Somali separatist 1974-1989
n-p non-partisan

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