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Hailemariam Desalegn: Does He Live as Meles or as Himself?

Grading the performance of Hailemariam Desalegn over 100 days in office

Hailemariam Desalegn: Can he deviate from being Meles and survive?
Hailemariam Desalegn: Can he deviate from being Meles and survive?

By Deutsche Welle (DW),

On 21 September 2012 Hailemariam Desalegn was sworn in as Ethiopia’s prime minister. He was regarded as a compromise candidate and many Ethiopians expected more political freedom. 100 days on, hope is fading.

A few days before Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, was sworn in, the Ethiopian government pardoned 2,000 political prisoners. Desalegn’s inauguration coincided with the Orthodox New Year which falls in September. Continue reading Hailemariam Desalegn: Does He Live as Meles or as Himself?