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Ethiopian PM wants reduced term limits

April 28, 2018

Ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed

The recently appointed Ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, says he is taking steps to introduce a two-term limit for the post he occupies.

The constitution currently allows for unlimited terms.

This is the latest in a number of reforms promised by Mr Abiy, although a state of emergency remains in place.

His predecessor, Hailemariam Desalegn, resigned unexpectedly in February following three years of opposition protests.

Mr Abiy comes from the country’s biggest ethnic group, the Oromo, which has long complained of marginalisation.

*BBC

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