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Breaking: Former President Dr Negasso Gidada died



Addis Ababa, April 27/2019 – The former President and experienced politician of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Dr. Negasso Gidada, has died.

Addis Standard found out that Dr. Negasso came from Germany, receiving medical treatment.

Short biography

Born on September 8, 1943 in Dembi Dolo, the state of Oromia in Wellega, west of Ethiopia, Dr. Negaso Gidada studied history at Haile Sellasie University 1 (now at the University of Addis Ababa) from 1966 to 1971. as a school head and teacher of history in Wales, West Wallag. He went to Germany in October 1974 and lived there until July 1991. During this time he studied history at the Department of Ethnology at J.Woethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Politically Dr Negasso was one of the first members of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) exile.

During the 1991 regime change in Ethiopia, Dr. Negaso left Germany for Ethiopia and joined the former Oromo People's Democratic Organization (OPDO), now the ODP, which is one of the four ruling coalitions of the ruling party, Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Front (EPRDF).

In Ethiopia, one of Dr. In the early 1990s, Negaso's starting point for political activities was to become a member of the Constitutional Development Committee whose task was to develop the Constitution (FDRE) of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

Dr. Negaso also served as President of the Constitutional Assembly, who adopted the current constitution. In 1995 he became the first FDRE Head of State and signed a statement that adopted the final copy of the Constitution, which is still intact but contradictory.


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