Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Defeated Ethiopian Opposition Party Reaches Out to Government

One of the leaders of the Ethiopian Democratic Party, Mesifin Mengistu, sunk his head into his hands while a party spokesperson read a statement. The statement says the ruling party marginalized the opposition in recent elections by ordering low-level cadres to secure a win, "by any means possible." As a result, the statement claims, voters were pressured, harassed and intimidated. But unlike Ethiopia's other two leading opposition parties, the EDP is not calling for new elections. Read more…


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