Ethiopia is a multi-party federal democracy with legislative authority resting with the government headed by an executive prime minister and the elected House of Representatives (547 members) and the House of Federation (110 members). The Prime Minister is chosen by the party in power following multi-party democratic national and federal state elections which are held every five years. Parties can be registered at either the national or the federal state level. The President is elected by the members of the House of People's Representatives.
President: Sahlework Zewude
Prime Minister: Dr. Abiy Ahmed
Speaker of the House of People's Representatives: Tagese Chafo
Below is the list of the ministers: Cabinet (October 2018):
Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen
Ministry of Peace Mrs. Mufuriat Kamil
Ministry of Defense Engineer Aisha Mohammed
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu
Ministry of Finance Mr. Ahmed Shide
Attorney General Mr. Birhanu Tsegaye
Ministry of Agriculture Mr. Omer Husen
Ministry of Trade and Industry Mrs Fetle-work Gebre-Egzihaber
Ministry of Innovation and Technology Dr. Getahun Mekuria
Ministry of Transport Mrs. Dagmawit Moges
Ministry of Urban Development and construction Mr. Jantrar Abay
Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy Dr. Engineer Sileshi Bekele
Ministry of Mines and Petroleum Dr. Samuel Hurka
Ministry of Education Dr. Tilaye Gete
Ministry of Science and Higher Education Dr. Hirut Wolde-Mariam
Ministry of Health Dr. Amir Aman
Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Mrs.Yalem-Tsegay Asfaw
Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs Dr.Ergoge Tesfay
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport Dr. Hirut Kassaw
Ministry of Revenue Mrs. Adanech Abeebe
Planning and Development Commission Dr. Fetsum Assefa
Asmelash Woldesilasie Chief Government Whip
The last federal and national elections were held in 2010 and were won by the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front.
The regional states (killil) elect their own Regional State Councils chosen from among their members. The State Councils also designate members for the House of Federation.
ANDP - Afar National Democratic Party;
APDO- Argoba People Democratic Organization;
BGPDP – Benishangul-Gumuz People's Democratic Party; Forum - Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum (Medrek);
The EPRDF - the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Party, is a coalition of the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), the Oromo People's Democratic Organization (OPDO), the Tigrai People's Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Southern Ethiopian Peoples' Democratic Front (SEPDF). The EPRDF won 499 of the 547 federal parliamentary seats, with 38 seats in Tigray, 137 in Amhara, 178 in Oromia, 122 in South Ethiopia Peoples State and 22 seats in Addis Ababa. Allied parties won 8 seats in Afar states, 9 seats in Benishangul Gumuz, 3 seats in Gambella State and 23 seats in Somali State. The EPRDF also won one seat in each of Harari state and the Dire Dawa City Administration. The opposition Forum won one seat in Addis Ababa; an independent candidate won a seat in the South Ethiopia Peoples State.