CONSISTENCY WITH THE ENTIRE PROCESSES AFFIRMS NOTHING UNUSAL IN ETHIOPIA’S MAY 23RD ELECTORAL OUTCOME! – By Genet Mersha
The election ended a week ago Sunday. Many citizens are still in shock by the outcome, as if there had not been anticipation, sound analysis that had almost predicted this outcome. Moreover, it was clear that the divided opposition was not ready to capture power, wrapped up as it has been in its internal struggles and hounding by the regime. However, in spite of that it was expected that it would increase its seats in parliament. That is why it is difficult to make any sense out of 99.6 percent electoral victory for the ruling party.