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Vol 61 No 20

Published 8th October 2020


Tigray takes on the centre

The northern province’s ruling council lays down the gauntlet with its refusal to recognise the Addis Ababa government

After running an election for Tigray's State Council in defiance of federal authority last month, which the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) won by a landslide, the party's latest gambit is to state that it no longer recognises Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government. It insists that the government's term expired on 5 October, despite a parliamentary vote to prolong its tenure. The TPLF says it will not be participating in the federal and regional parliamentary elections which have been postponed to next year.

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