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Ethiopia’s Ruling Party Announced 100% Election Victory

Ethiopian "election" was not about how “every vote counts” but who counts every vote.
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: Fear of Targeted Post-election Assassinations Haunt Opposition

Targeted assassination of four members of the opposition shows how agitated the post-election atmosphere has become in the ethnically divided nation of Ethiopia.

By TesfaNews,

THE targeted assassination of four members of the Ethiopian opposition party in less than two weeks before the official announcement of the rigged election results took a worrisome pattern in the ethnically divided nation of 90 million.

Semayawi (Blue Party) and Arena-Tigray parties reported two deaths while the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) said it lost two of its candidates putting the total post-election death to four. Continue reading Ethiopia: Fear of Targeted Post-election Assassinations Haunt Opposition

“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

Ethiopia’s Main Opposition Party to Boycott Election

CEREMONIAL. An “election” in Ethiopia is nothing more than an organized theft and robbery of the peoples’ voice in a three-ring circus called “election”. TPLF will steal the votes to win another landslide victory and of course, will hustle the sitting ceremonial PM Hailemariam Desalegn straight to Dumpsville.

By Elias Meseret (for Associated Press),

ETHIOPIAN opposition groups are accusing the government of harassing their members and carrying out illegal detentions ahead of the May 24 elections.

Yonathan Tesfaye, spokesman for the Blue Party, told The Associated Press this week that some party members are being beaten, especially in the southern region. He said his party may boycott the elections.

“If the current level of harassment and detention along with the problem in registering our observers continues, we might be forced to consider exiting from the election process,” he said.  Continue reading Ethiopia’s Main Opposition Party to Boycott Election

Ethiopia’s 24hr Blue Revolution Starts, Police Use Brute Force, Detain Opposition

A 24 hour protest rally that was organized by nine opposition coalition groups demanding for a free and fair election next year met police resistance

By TesfaNews,

THE 24-hour peaceful protest that was called by a coalition of 9 Ethiopian opposition groups is currently taking place in the capital Addis Ababa.

However, protesters have been blocked by a huge Police presence along the main roads that led to the main avenue – Meskel Square (aka Meskel Adebabay).  Continue reading Ethiopia’s 24hr Blue Revolution Starts, Police Use Brute Force, Detain Opposition

ETHIOPIA: Gebru Asrat’s Party in Pieces

With its central committee resigned one after the other and some of its prominent anti-Eritrea members thrown into prison, Gebru Asrat’s Arena Tigray opposition party is in tatters.

By African Intelligence,

IT’S all gone wrong for Gebru Asrat’s Arena (opposition) party. Some members of its central committee claim to have resigned, while the executive says they were sacked.

Gebru Asrat, the former President of Tigray Regional State and founder of Arena Tigray for Democracy and Sovereignty, is now watching as his organisation shattered. And yet, he had already been warned last June by members of the party central committee that he should organise a convention.

He is criticised from the inside for his authoritarian style and his narrow nationalism.

He, together with Arena’s present president, Berhanu Berhe, had provoked the departure of four of the movement’s leading figures: Tadesse Bitewlign, Samuel Gebru, Hishaye Azanaw and Asgede Gebreselassie, one of the founders of the ruling TPLF.  Continue reading ETHIOPIA: Gebru Asrat’s Party in Pieces