Ethiopian PM departure brings no change, opposition says
Friday February 16 2018
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned on February 15, 2018 after weeks of anti-government demonstrations. PHOTO | AFP
With the EPRDF and its allies controlling every seat in parliament, it is unclear what difference Hailemariam's departure will make, said prominent opposition leader Merera Gudina, chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC).
Hailemariam will remain in office until parliament and the EPRDF coalition confirm his resignation from the most powerful post in Africa's second most-populous nation.
Merera was released from jail in January, when the government began pardoning and dropping charges against hundreds of prisoners including many high-profile dissidents.