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Ruling party poll win leaves Ethiopia at a crossroads

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Significance

Notably, the party defied expectations by reportedly winning comfortably in the capital Addis Ababa.

Impacts

  • Ethiopia’s government will invoke the outcome to reject international pressure and perceived encroachments on the country’s sovereignty.
  • As electoral calculations fade, Abiy may have greater scope to make concessions on major national and international disputes.
  • Tigray will remain unrepresented at the national level.

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