Former PM Meles Zenawi

on Ethiopian Federalism

Meles Zenawi Asres was an Ethiopian soldier and politician who ruled Ethiopia as a dictator President from 1991 to 1995 and as Prime Minister from 1995 until his death in 2012. He was considered the founder of the federal state of modern Ethiopia.

Meles Zenawi Asres born Legesse Zenawi Asres; 9 May 1955 – 20 August 2012) was an Ethiopian soldier and politician who ruled Ethiopia as a dictator President from 1991 to 1995 and as PM from 1995 until his death in 2012.

 

He was considered the founder of the FEDERAL STATE of modern Ethiopia. After leading the EPRDF to victory in the Ethiopian CIVIL WAR  he served as  President of the Transition Government of Ethiopia

from 1991 to 1995, then as the 2nd PM OF ETHIOPIA  from 1995 to his death in 2012. From 1989, he was the chairman of the (TPLF), and the head of the EPRDF since its formation in 1991. In 1975, he left AAU to join the TPLF and fight against the DERG After the overthrow of Derg’s military government,

he became president of the transitional government and later prime minister. During his tenure, Ethiopia became one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies

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