I took part in the debates. CUD never had the culture of resolving differences democratically. I think this is one of the issues which should have been considered while drafting the constitution. But their talk of democracy is not more than lip- service.
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This article contains Ethiopic text. Without proper rendering support , you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Ethiopic characters. Early life[ edit ] Lidetu was born in in the historical town of Lalibela , Ethiopia - also known as Bugna woreda.
He came from a modest family background, started his career working in NGOs later owning a profitable auto import business. He enrolled in Addis Ababa University and earned B. He organized various demonstrations protesting some of the policies of the government, particularly alongside students.
One of his achievements was his organizational role in founding the CUD Kinijt and bringing it to national political dominance. He was the vice chairman of this coalition party until internal issues caused the coalition to break up.
The coalition Kinijit party won of the seats in the government, however when Mr. His party is also known for starting a new movement called "the Third Way. He also discusses the big gap in the thinking between Ethiopian politicians from the s and early s as compared to politicians from s and 21st century.
He concluded that both the old politicians of the ruling party and various opposition parties have been clearly ineffective and inflexible. He stated that no matter how democratic they claimed to be in public, the older groups had the remnants of the old leftist Ethiopian movement as opposed to the s democratic school of thought his party developed.
Lidetu played a leading role in bringing about the limited rights opposition parties enjoyed leading to the Ethiopian Election. After the relatively free votes in Ethiopia especially in the capital Addis Ababa election results started to show in favour of the opposition group CUD. This resulted in a fallout between Lidetu and other opposition leaders such as Berhanu Nega.
EDP stressed that people living in the urban centers are suffering from the rise of prices including food items, utilities, etc. EDP is the only Ethiopian political party with such relaxed regulation despite other party presidents who monopolize power for decades.
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This article contains Ethiopic text. Without proper rendering support , you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Ethiopic characters. Early life[ edit ] Lidetu was born in in the historical town of Lalibela , Ethiopia - also known as Bugna woreda. He came from a modest family background, started his career working in NGOs later owning a profitable auto import business. He enrolled in Addis Ababa University and earned B.
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His mastery of politics appears to lack depth if one has to judge him by his performance at the last parliament and the party political debates that were held during the last general election. But he has got a great potential, and with the passage of time, he could mature and turn out to be a contender for a high office. EPDRF is performing a tremendous job at this juncture, and the likelihood of obtaining further mandates from the electorates due to its exceptional track record over the last 13 years is very high indeed. He was not interested in policy based tussles; sound bites which resonated well with the public were his forte. The well orchestrated campaigns to isolate and attack the Tigrian people, using the machetes that were shipped from China prior to the election were averted at the 11th hour; this was made possible by the resolute and decisive action taken by the Ethiopian security authorities. Hailu Shawel was made the leader although Lidetu was much more popular among the populace than the two senior citizens put together. The professors and doctors within Knijit could not match him in the intricacies of politics despite that fact that he was a distant second in terms of his educational background.
Maulkree I think this article is pretty good despite pointing out fingers to writers like Eskinder Nega. You say hearsay has a bigger role in Ethiopian politics than conscious and rational reasoning. These people are found both within the ruling party and the opposition. I hear opposition political parties blaming the ruling party on their own internal divisions. In Ethiopia, there seems to be no culture of examining the past to understand how, why and when a certain problem occurred.