December 14, 2017 - The recently elected chair of the TPLF, Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael, may soon become President of Togray, according to the Ethiopian Reporter. It is to be recalled that the TPLF recently assigned members of its executive committee to focus in different areas. Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael, Dr. Addisalem Balema and Keriya Ibrahim were assigned to mind Tigray affairs primarily. Fetlework Gebregziabher, Asmelash Woldesilassie, Dr. Abraham Tekeste and Getachew Assefa were assigned to Federal Affiars. The other two, Alem Gebrewahid and Getachew Reda, were assigned to work at the TPLF headquaters in Mekelle.
As Dr. Debretsion is currently a member of the Ethiopian parliament, it is expected that a special election will be held in Tigray to fill his position, should he indeed become the President of Tigray.