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Vol 42 No 4

Published 23rd February 2001


Ethiopia

Gim-Gema in Ethiopia

Ethiopia, like Eritrea, is conducting a post-war reassessment (gim-gema), covering the decade since the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) took power. When it is complete, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is expected to score an overwhelming victory in May's elections and then to reorganise the government. When the House of Representatives first met again in October, it reappointed him Premier and endorsed, temporarily, his previous government. Elections have been held at kebele (local) and woreda (district) levels, and the results are being 'evaluated' - bringing the EPRDF a fresh victory.

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