March 6, 2021

Ethiopia's once-dominant political party marks anniversary

Ethiopia's once-dominant political party marks anniversary

The political party that dominated Ethiopian politics for nearly three decades staged massive anniversary celebrations Wednesday that highlighted rising tensions with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government and neighbouring Eritrea. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) led the overthrow of the Marxist ruler Mengistu Haile Mariam in the early 1990s and controlled the ruling coalition that took over. Last year, the TPLF refused to go along with Abiy’s plan to merge the coalition into a single political party, meaning it is now effectively in the opposition.

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