Ethiopia's parliament swears in new prime minister

On Monday, the ruling coalition of Ethiopia's authoritarian regime appointed Abiye Ahmed as its new prime minister.

(CNN) – Ethiopia's new prime minister, Abiye Ahmed, was sworn in by parliament Monday.

The country's ruling coalition appointed Ahmed the new leader after weeks of uncertainty and protest.He succeeds former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who unexpectedly resigned February 15.

Hailemariam took power in 2012 and was chairman of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), which has ruled since the fall of the Derg regime in 1992.

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