Fractured Ethiopia parliament endorses emergency decree

Fractured Ethiopia parliament endorses emergency decreeEthiopia’s parliament approved a nationwide state of emergency on Friday despite unusual opposition from some lawmakers, in the latest sign of fractures within the all-powerful ruling coalition. The council of ministers made the emergency declaration last month, one day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s surprise resignation amid a growing political crisis and divisions in the ruling party. The six-month decree, which required approval from two-thirds of lawmakers, has been condemned by several of Ethiopia’s allies including the United States and the European Union.

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