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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Who will take over, if and when the ruling party relinquish power, willingly or unwillingly in Ethiopia?
Lessons from the past for future ‘General Elections’:
By Samuel Ayele Bekalo

Part I (of II)
I am cognisant that [‘who will assume power, if and when the ruling party relinquish power, willingly or unwillingly ?’] could be viewed by some as a million dollar hypothetical question, but at the same time it is a critical issue? It is critical, for a number of reasons, not least a large nation such as Ethiopia needs a viable alternative political entity. There is a wider consensus on this amongst politicians and the wider public. Even the current Ethiopian ruling party says there is a need for and supports the idea of viable opposition party in principle; although there is little or no evidence I came across of genuine practical support rendered to realise such alternative political force within the country. Why is this not the case outside the county is one of the intriguing questions raised here. In any case, it is concerning that there still seems to be no clear or strongly united effective opposition political force, with a single leader backed by a team of leaders in a form of shadow cabinet in waiting, after over two decades of the present ruling party accession to power.

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