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The Crisis of Leadership and Legitimacy within Ethiopia’s TPLF Minority Regime

Leadership crisis has shaken the house of the minority TPLF
Leadership crisis has shaken the house of the minority TPLF regime in Ethiopia. This regime will not only be gone with the wind, it shall inherit the wind!

BY NETSANET BULTO

Ever since the death of the late TPLF chairman and Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has lacked a similarly dominant personality able to maintain consensus, either thru charisma, intrigue, or both.

This condition has given rise within the TPLF to internal divisions and animosities. Abay Woldu, the current president of the regional state of Tigray, holds the chairmanship of the party. But he does not wield the power, nor command the respect the late Meles used to held. This leadership vacuum has led to an intense, internal power struggle within the TPLF. Stories from multiple and credible sources abound to this effect. Continue reading The Crisis of Leadership and Legitimacy within Ethiopia’s TPLF Minority Regime