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Ethiopia’s forthcoming elections feared violent & divisive, FP Magazine

2 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Ezega.com— Ethiopia’s national elections scheduled for May 2020 could be violent and divisive, as candidates outbid one another in ethnic appeals for votes, says Foreign Policy Magazine on its website, foreignpolicy.com.

The website in its analysis entitled “10 Conflicts to Watch in 2020” said, since assuming office in April 2018, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has taken bold steps to open up the country’s politics. He has ended a decades-long standoff with neighboring Eritrea, freed political prisoners, welcomed rebels back from exile, and appointed reformers to key institutions. He has won accolades at home and abroad—including the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

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