Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome

Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome on Wednesday filed resignation request to the country’s parliament, State news agency ENA reported.

The President’s imminent resignation also came shortly after Ethiopian government’s cabinet reshuffle.

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Teshome, who has been the East African country’s head of state since October 2013, submitted his letter of resignation as the Ethiopian parliament’s two houses are scheduled to consider his resignation.

The houses would eventually name his successor in a joint extraordinary session on Thursday, the report said.

The joint extraordinary session of the Ethiopian parliament on Thursday “will deliberate on the president’s application for resignation and will elect a new president,’’ according to ENA.

The erstwhile president was unanimously appointed as Ethiopia’s president on October 7, 2013, while he was serving as Ethiopia’s ambassador to Turkey.

Teshome is a member of Oromo Democratic Party, one of the four member parties of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front.

The Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives, the Ethiopian parliament’s lower house, earlier approved the appointment of 16 new cabinet members upon the endorsement of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, in which only four of the previous cabinet’s members remained in their positions.