Ethiopia’s opposition at the dawn of democracy?


ECADF Ethiopian News & Opinions — Alemayehu G. Mariam, a Cal State San Bernardino political science professor, wrote in an opinion piece his observations on Ethiopian politics as the nation moves on after the death earlier this summer of longtime ruler Meles Zenawi.

ECADF Ethiopian NewsHe wrote, “Who is the Ethiopian ‘opposition?’ That is an intriguing question for which there is probably not a definitive answer. There is certainly not a monolithic opposition in the form of a well-organized party. There is no strong and functional coalition of political parties that could effectively challenge both the power and ideology of the ruling party.”

The article was published Sept. 29, 2012.

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