If the News emerging from sources close to the Ethiopian Government is anything to go by, then the country is poised to have its first female president tomorrow.

Reports coming out from Ethiopia claim that the country will get its first female president as current president, Mulatu Teshome will step down tomorrow.

According to the sources, Ambassador Sahlework Zewde, a prominent Ethiopian diplomat with years of experience with the UN, will be replacing the outgoing president, Dr. Mulatu Teshome, who has been the president since October 2013.

She will become the first female head of state since the coming into power of the current government led by EPRDF.

Ambassador Sahle-work was appointed in June this year by Secretary-General António Guterres as his Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) at the level of Under-Secretary-General, succeeding Haile Menkerios, another Ethiopian to hold the post.

The constitution of Ethiopia as stated in Article 70 states that: