Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ethiopia (Continued)

Post Derg Period

In July 1991, the EPRDF, the Oro Liberation Front (OLF) and others established the Transitional Government of Ethiopia (TGE) which was composed of an 87-member Council of Representatives and guided by a national charter that functioned as a transitional constitution.In 1994, a new constitution was written that formed a bicameral legislature and a juicial systemMeles Zenawi and nagasso Gidada was elected as Prime minister and president in the new constitution in the first fair election of the country.But in 2005, during the general elections in Ethiopia allegations of irregularities that brought victory to the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic front resulted in widespread protests in which the governmaent is accused of massacing civilians. With the collapse of Soviet Union and with the rise of radical Islamism, Ethiopia again turned to the Western Powers for alliance and assistance. After the 9/11 terrorist attack ethiopia allowed the US to station military advisors at Camp Hurso.

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