House of Peoples' Representatives

House of Peoples' Representatives

Name in national languages
  • Amharic:የሕዝብ ተወካዮች ምክር ቤት
    Ye-Hizib Tewekayochi Mikir Bēt
    Oromo:Manni Maree Bakka Bu'oota Ummataa
    Somali:Golaha Wakiilada Shacabka
    Tigrinya:ቤት ምኽሪ ተወከልቲ ህዝቢ
    Bēt Mkhri Tewekelti Hzbi
    Afar:Ummattah Awlaytiitih Malah Buxa
Logo of the House
Term limits
FoundedAugust 1995 (1995-08)
New session started
4 October 2021
Tagesse Chafo
since 18 October 2018
Political groups
Government (410)

Opposition (15)

 Gedeo People's Democratic Organization (2)
 Independent (4)

Vacant (122)

  • Vacant (122)
Last election
Meeting place
Ethiopian Parliament Building, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
9°01′48″N 38°45′45″E / 9.0301235°N 38.7623748°E / 9.0301235; 38.7623748

The House of Peoples' Representatives is the lower house of the Ethiopian Federal Parliamentary Assembly. Located in the capital Addis Ababa, the House has 547 members. All are elected in theory for five-year term in single-seat constituencies. The proceedings in the chamber are led by Speaker of the House of Peoples' Representatives. Of the 547 seats, 122 are vacant.


2015 elections

In 1995, Ethiopia's ethnic federalism system was set up, with a bicameral federal parliamentary assembly, of which the lower chamber with not more than 550 members as per the constitution. 22 of the 547 seats were reserved for representatives of minority nationalities.

2021 elections

Speakers of the House of Peoples' Representatives

The Speaker of the House of Peoples' Representatives is the presiding officer of the house of peoples representatives.

Name Entered office Left office
Dawit Yohannes August 23, 1995 October 10, 2005
Teshome Toga October 10, 2005 October 3, 2010
Abadula Gemeda October 4, 2010 April 19, 2018
Muferiat Kamil April 19, 2018 October 16, 2018
Tagesse Chafo October 18, 2018 Present

See also

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