Dawit Yohannes, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, passed away at the age of 63, reported Ethiopian state media citing sources from the parliament.
He passed away in New York where he was in hospital.
Dawit was the first speaker of the House of Representatives under Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and has served for more about 10 years.
He as also served as secretary of standing committee of law and constitution drafting committee during the transitional government soon after Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) took power in 1991.
Dawit is survived by three children.
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