Tag Archives: Ethiopian Election

Susan Rice Laughed at EPRDF’s 100% Win

By C-Span,

Good afternoon, everybody. I brought a special guest to discuss with you the President’s upcoming trip to Africa. Susan Rice is the President’s National Security Advisor. She has her own extensive personal experience in dealing with policy in Africa, and she obviously will be accompanying the President on that trip… Continue reading Susan Rice Laughed at EPRDF’s 100% Win

Obama’s Visit to Ethiopia Sends the Wrong Message on Democracy

UNFATHOMABLE. For the Obama Administration, Africa is a simple question of mind over matter. Obama does not care and Africa doesn’t matter. For Obama, it’s dictatorships, not democracies, in Africa that guarantee American security and national interests best.

By Washington Post (Editorial),

AFRICA DOESN’T need strongmen, it needs strong institutions.” Those were President Obama’s words when he addressed Ghana’s parliament in July 2009, during his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa as president. The historic speech, watched around the globe, was an optimistic clarion call to the leaders on the continent from the son of a Kenyan. “First, we must support strong and sustainable democratic governments,” Mr. Obama said. Continue reading Obama’s Visit to Ethiopia Sends the Wrong Message on Democracy

Ethiopia’s Ruling Party Announced 100% Election Victory

Ethiopia’s democratic “election” was not about how “every vote counts” but who counts every vote. Perfekt Elektion

By TesfaNews,

ETHIOPIA’s ruling party, the TPLF/EPRDF, have won every single parliamentary seat in May’s elections,
according to official results that was released today.

This includes the one seat held by an opposition MP following the 2010 poll.

Opposition parties have said the process was rigged and in fact, that is what they have expected when ruling
party crosses a “thugocracy” with democracy. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Ruling Party Announced 100% Election Victory

Ethiopia: Most Hated, Most Voted!

Election in Ethiopia is getting better and better, as Wendy Sherman, U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs put it. In 1995 the process guaranteed 75 seats to various opposition parties, then it evolved to only ONE in 2010, until it reaches the present stage of advanced democracy with ZERO representative from the opposition. Wait! Does election means about voting who you hate the most?

By Habtamu Seyoum,

ACCORDING to late may 24 news of the shoddy, government affiliated website, Aiga forum, the Ethiopian people revolutionary democratic front had won 100% of the votes. It looks like Election 2015 is not different from its predecessors; the most hated party in the whole nation proclaimed as it is the sole winner of the popular Election. Delirium seems the intimate pal of the ruling party, madness looks like the chronic disease of EPRDF, Insanity found to be the intrinsic element of this gang.

At this moment, many may think ‘do we still need peaceful way of dealing with those larrikins?’ Continue reading Ethiopia: Most Hated, Most Voted!

“Multi-Party Democracy in Ethiopia Dead” – Opposition

The 2015 predetermined and fraudulent election drama has been rejected by the opposition as a “disgrace”

By AFP,

ETHIOPIA’S main opposition party on Friday condemned weekend elections, which saw the ruling party cruise back into office, as a “disgrace” and proof the country was a one-party state.

According to preliminary results from last Sunday’s elections, the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn secured all 442 parliamentary seats so far declared out of the 547 seats up for grabs. Continue reading “Multi-Party Democracy in Ethiopia Dead” – Opposition

Empty Boxes: The West and Ethiopia’s Elections

PARANOIA. For the ruling regime in Ethiopia, democratization is a matter of survival. In a democracy, they know they will be voted out of office in heartbeat. That fear of being overthrown is what pushed the regime to such extreme. But, when will the U.S. and the international community cease from being complicit in the betrayal of basic democracy in Ethiopia?

By Fikrejesus Amahazion (PhD),

TO NO one’s surprise, Ethiopia’s ruling party, the Ethiopian People’s Ruling Democratic Front (EPRDF), swept the country’s recent national elections. In the last election, the ruling party collected 99.6 percent of the parliamentary seats, while during these elections it has so far won all of the 442 declared seats (with little more than 100 seats yet to be confirmed). To paraphrase U.S. Under-Secretary Wendy Sherman’s widely ridiculed recent comments, Ethiopia’s democracy keeps getting “better and better.”  Continue reading Empty Boxes: The West and Ethiopia’s Elections