A controversial regional election win in Ethiopia has raised the stakes for its federal system

Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF), the ruling party for one of Ethiopia’s autonomous states, has been declared the winner of a controversial regional election held on Wednesday (Sept. 9).

It comes just a week after the Ethiopian House of Federation declared the election as “null and void”, asserting that the poll was unconstitutional. Prime minister Abiy Ahmed, in an interview with the state’s Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority, said election was not legitimate and likened it to…

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