Government

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:Dr. Mulatu Teshome

Prime Minister:Dr. Abiy Ahmed

Speaker of the House of People's Representatives:Muferiat Kamil

Cabinet (April  2018):   

  1. Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen
  2. Dr Workneh Gebeyehu – Minister of Foreign Affairs
  3. Motuma Mekassa – Minister of Defense
  4. Dr. Amir Aman- Minister of Health
  5. Uba Mohammed –Minister of Communication and Information Technology
  6. Kebede Chane- Minister of Federal Affairs and Pastoral Area Development
  7. Dr Abreham Tekeste- Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation
  8. Siraj Fegessa - Minister of Transport
  9. Dr. Tilaye Gete – Minister of Education 
  10. Melaku Alebel - Minister of Trade
  11. Dr. Ambachew Mekonnen –Minister of Industry
  12. Shiferaw Shigute- Minister of Agriculture and Livestock
  13. Tagese Chafo- Minister of Public Service and Human Resource Development
  14. Jantrar Abay- Minister of Urban Development and Housing
  15. Engineer Aisha Mohammed- Minister of Construction
  16. Motuma Mekassa- Minister of Mines Petroleum and Natural Resources
  17. Dr. Engineer Sileshi Bekele- Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity
  18. Dr Gemedo Dale- Minister of Environmental, Forest and Climate Change
  19. Dr Engineer Getahun Mekuria- Minister of Science and Technology
  20. Amb. Teshome Toga - Minister of Public Enterprise
  21. Dr Hirut Woldemariam - Minister of Labor and Social Affairs
  22. Yalem Tsegaye - Minister of Women's and Children's Affairs
  23. Ristu Yirdaw- Minister of Youth and Sports
  24. Fozia Amin- Minister of Culture and Tourism
  25. Berhanu Tsegaye - Attorney General
  26. Ahmed Shide - Minister of Government Communication Affairs Office
  27. Umer Hussen- Minister of Ethiopian Revenues and Costumes Authority 
  28. Dr Yinager Dese- Commissioner of National Planning Commission
  29. Asmelash Woldesilasie – Chief Government Whip

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Major holidays 2006 -2007

Major holidays 2006 -2007 (European calendar 2014-2015)

Enkutatash (New Year's Day 2004– September 12)

Eid al Fitr - the end of Ramadan (variable)

Meskel (the finding of the True Cross – September 28)

Eid al Adha (November 7, 2011)

Genna (Christmas – the birth of Christ – January 8)

Timkat (Epiphany: baptism of Christ -  January 20)

Maulid (Birth of the Prophet Mohammed – February 5)

Adwa Day (commemorating the victory over Italy in 1896 – March 2)

Patriots' Day (celebrating the end of the five year Italian occupation in 1941 – April 6)

Siklet (Good Friday – April 13)

Tensai (Easter Sunday April 15)

Downfall of the Derg (April 28)

International Labour Day (May 1)

Buhe (August 19)

Enkutatash (New Year's Day 2005 – September 11) .