How political opponents see Dr. Abiy’s call
Political parties and politicians are expressing their readiness to contribute their share for the peace and stability of the country once the new Prime Minister materializes his pledges to widen up the political space more than ever.
Following political unrest that rocked some parts of the country, the ruling party initiated an internal in-depth renewal to put forward some corrective measures in a bid to ensure lasting peace and stability, which culminated in the now former Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn tendering his resignation. In what is heralded as a peaceful power transition in the country’s modern history, Dr. Abiy Ahmed was sworn in as the new Prime Minister last Monday, where he gave a rousing acceptance speech at Parliament and vowed that his government would work closely with political parties on common national agendas, and relayed the government's desire to allow opposition parties to operate freely and create a conducive and fair and level playing field. Merera Gudina (Ph.D.), prominent opposition politician, found the approach of the new PM encouraging, and that the government needs to prepare political platforms to initiate dialogue with other political parties.