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Ethiopia: the announced coronation of Abiy Ahmed overshadowed by Tigray


Ethiopians are called to the polls on Monday as the country faces a rise in ethnic violence and famine threatens this war-ravaged northern region.

Moment of democratic change or the culmination of a slow descent into hell?

Ethiopia, where polarization has reached peaks since a political crisis between the central power and the regional authorities of Tigray degenerated into open war, in early November 2020, is divided even on the scope of the legislative elections held on Monday.

For its ambassador to France, Henok Teferra Shawl, the poll promises to be

"the most open in the history of the country"

and must

"complete the transition"

started in April 2018 with the appointment of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

The opposition, joined by many observers, sees it only as an electoral parody, of which the young leader is sure to emerge victorious.

She fears that exercise will further worsen fractures in Africa's second most populous country.

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Source: lefigaro

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