Ethiopia's New Cabinet Has Record Number of Women

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has reduced the size of his Cabinet from 28 to 20 positions, half of whom are women. These include the ministers of trade & industry, revenue and defense - a first for the country. He also appointed a woman to head the newly created ministry of peace.

Ethioia's new ministerial portfolio will have a record number of female ministers consisting 10 out of the 20 ministers. This includes the position of ministry of defense, which will be held by a woman for the first time in history.

A list of the new ministers.

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