Ethiopian Parliament declared today one day national mourning day for the late Negasso Gidada who served as the first president of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
The national mourning, which will be in effect across the country, is to be announced at a later date.
The parliament has also decided a state funeral with full honour Military March.
Task force assigned to organize the funeral has announced that Negasso will be laid to rest on Sunday at Petros Wo Paulos Church.
Before the funeral, there will be a ceremony at the Millennium Hall.
High ranking government officials will be attending the funeral.
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