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Hailemariam Desalegn: A ‘Seat Warmer’ or an Unwitting Potentially Powerful Puppet?

A threat to TPLF's power in Ethiopia would come from the Amhara ANDM and Oromo OPDO
A threat to TPLF’s unbridled power in Ethiopia would come not from the ‘opposition’ or outside forces but from the Amhara ANDM and Oromo OPDO coalition that it created itself. To counterbalance the populations supposedly represented by these two, TPLF created a third ally from a brand new Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples’ (SNNP). PM Hailemariam is from SNNP and is, therefore, crucial for the survival of TPLF. But, TPLF doesn’t seem to want Hailemariam to know how important he is and would seem to be doing everything it could to embarrass him or make him look inadequate and weak in front of the people of Ethiopia and the world – supposedly to keep him insecure and unsure of himself. 

By E Abraham,

The 5th round of the Ethiopian ‘elections’ has been and gone. Most predictions have been shown to be on the ball. The ruling EPRDF coalition has ‘won’ in a landslide; and in the process slightly increased its majority in the parliament from the 99.8% it had ‘won’ in 2010 to 100% this year. There were no surprises, and it appears to be business as usual for the incumbent ‘led’ by the Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (PM HD).  Continue reading Hailemariam Desalegn: A ‘Seat Warmer’ or an Unwitting Potentially Powerful Puppet?

Ethiopian Government Quietly Disintegrating: ION

It is not necessary to wait until all conditions for making revolution exist. Time to let the criminal TPLF regime fall, Irreversibly

By Africa Intelligence,

THE general election looming ahead in 2015 is already casting a shadow over the Ethiopian government, whose sole uniting bond would seem to be its praise for the memory of its late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

His portraits are on all the walls in Addis Ababa, which was not the case when he was alive, and in the Federal Assembly a video projector plays his speeches with the aim of inspiring the new MPs. And yet, since Meles Zenawi died in August 2012, the federal government has been rudderless, lacking a descendent.

His successor as Prime Minister, Haile Mariam Desalegn, has neither the grip nor the political clout and has not managed to impose himself on the other political leaders. Continue reading Ethiopian Government Quietly Disintegrating: ION