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Hailemariam re-elected PM of Ethiopia

  • In a widely expected development, Hailemariam Desalegne, 50, has been unanimously re-elected Ethiopia's prime minister for a second term at the inaugural session of the newly-elected parliament where the ruling coalition holds all seats. Hailemariam has overseen a smooth transition in power in the vast Horn of Africa nation since he took over in 2012 after the death of the then premier Meles Zenawi. The swearing-in for the second time marks his first full term at the helm of the East African country. He affected a simple reshuffle in his cabinet, appointing several new ministers. (Source: IANS)