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Vol 41 No 7

Published 31st March 2000


Silencing the critics

The All Amhara People's Organisation, which claims to be a national party, cannot campaign without local offices. Nearly two years ago, it formally asked Premier Meles Zenawi for leave to reopen 14 offices, closed in 1993-94. Last year, the National Electoral Board replied, telling AAPO that it had circulated regional state governments to allow the reopening of 11 branch offices. None of the regional governments have done so.

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