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Vol 56 No 8

Published 17th April 2015


Ethiopia

Troubled road to liberalism

The Prime Minister is set to come out of Meles’s shadow after the elections with greater emphasis on the free market. Not all are on board

Come October, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will almost certainly be re-elected as Chairman of the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front with only token, if any, opposition. Then he will once more take office as Prime Minister. So far, so apparently unremarkable. Until now, he has been seen as merely the executor of the party's Metekakat (Renewal) policy that his late predecessor, Meles Zenawi, set in motion.

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