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Ethiopian government says opposition wants poll violence
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The Ethiopian opposition may provoke violence during the first national elections since a disputed 2005 poll ended with street riots and the jailing of politicians, the ruling party has said.
The government said in 2005 that the violence was planned to force an unconstitutional change after a vote in which both sides claimed victory. Security forces killed about 200 people on the streets and the top opposition leaders were imprisoned.
The ruling party said late on Tuesday that Beyene Petros, leader of the main opposition coalition Medrek, told thousands of supporters it was possible to oust the government violently.
Tplf is ready to kill…. AGAIN! So, why vote when they have won already?
Let them have it my people. No need to fight for a cause that is not backed by the GUN.
Tplf is a loughable, most egnorant, non logical, and a set of stupid cadre organization
forget this boooooooooo election
when the leader is in jail.
I know, it was the opposition that murdered hundreds, icluding a ten year old boy and a seventy-five year old man, in 2005. It was the opposition that arrested tens of thousands and threw them in disease infested swamps. Mr AngloSaxon, we all know you have interest, and as such you speak based on your interest. In short you lie. Meles will win anything comfortably as will Farakhan in the United States. But trust me, as the old saying goes, what goes around will come around. You have plenty of hater secessionists among you too. The ethnic makeup of your Anglo Saxon tower is rapidly changing. You are doing your best to control it, like the new laws just inacted in Arizona. But it will not work. You will see your country in the hands of a few extremist haters, who even hate the word America. You will be called a settler in the nation your forefathers bled. You will see your divine Anglo created States dissolved. You will live in Hispania, and speak Spanish. You will see the statue of Jefferson torn down and dragged thru the streets. You see, he is no “great thinker” no “founding father” no ” author of that greatest of all documents” your constitution to them. He is just a bloodsucking hater slave owner, old white guy. Make fun of the suffering of others, but in due time, trust me it will knock at your door. As for the Ethiopian people, in due time they will set themselves free of this hater, maglo maniac looter, that part I can assure you. Just a matter of time.
“Leba enat lejuan atamen alu” very true…angetun yzo kseltanu mwerwer new this bull
libeluat yasebuaten kok … new negeru.
” yezefen dar daru eskista new” alu.
EPRDF should have be careful and fully leaned from the past,specially from election of 2005.Don’t trust the so called Terkem werobla ye sament terkemoch project.
By looking they’re different but in their hidden reality they’re not different than Mengistu at all.So EPRDF better watch out from those sharp teeth power hungry opposition at this time.Please Vote EPRDF.
Selam Le Ethiopia. Yeha
Honestly Does anyone belive they will be fair election in Ethiopia or Africa? Does any of you belive Meles or the oppostion give one penny to it’s people? If you Guys do, I will be amazed. Look your history no matter which gov’t comes to power. Will never want to step down. History is reality. Specialy now meles has used the ethnic to devide you all sucssfully. Divide and concurs. Amhars are hated by everyone sucssfully, oromos are confused who they should really hate between amhars and tegrie, tegries silently hate every one and so on. My advice is pray and hope one day the people will relize how always thier gov’t fail them, and rise to the occasion dispite what ethnic they are. But I don’t see that in my life time
if you try to do what you have done in 2005, you will be not only killed but buried too.How about that tasty? wait to see unless follow the rule of law of the election.
Despite who is the winner lets not criticized here TPLF and there TPLF propaganda. Lets pray to have a good democratically election in Ethiopia.
Don’t you guys love EPRDF? because of EPRDF look how those opposition party are saying on Ethiopian TV.
Remember, those opposition party have had nothing to offer to the Ethiopian people. They had never given any scarifies to the Ethiopian people at all. But look when it comes to power here they are.They just come out from their nest like a baby chicken and wanting to share power.
Some times they attempted to say they are the solution solver.Anyways compete but don’t try to make violation.Violation will kill ya.
Selam Le Ethiopia. Yeha
I don’t know what kind of election it will be since the outcome is already known! Let me tell you: the winner is EPRDF,and Prime Minister is Meles Zenawi. So don’t waste time!!!!!!!!!
The main culprit and force behind the curtain to instigate the violence is shabia’s esayas. This is a do and die situation for him. He has to invest everything he got to get rid of EPRDF. Any successful process in Ethiopia is his demise.or our failure means his hope of survival.it is not a surprise for him to come carried on the back of the opposition. Because the opposition is blinded with hatred and power hunger. They will also do anything to fulfill their dream. The good thing is the Ethiopian people are concious and aware of everything,and ready more than ever to protect the sovereinty of Ethiopia. Thank God we have a very strong and united force under a great leadership of EPRDF.
If u think EPDRF will give power based on poll results, u are fooling urself. We fought for 17 yrs, and we have to stay 2 X 17 = 34 yrs in power. So if u really want to rule Ethiopia, go get a gun and start a fight. That is the only way u get to power.
GOD BLESS MELESE ZENAWI!
GOD BLESS TIGRAY!!!
It’s TRUE; MEDREK wants violence. Their leader Dr. Beyene Petros have said so - he has said on record it’s ok to overthrow the Ethiopian government violently, because it happens in some other countries. That’s Dr. Beyene’s own words.
ኢትዮጵያ ለዘላለም ትኑር
I cant stand such rubish kind of comment made by the person “G” above. He is ignorant.I wonder how he managed to write in english at all since his assertion did not have any kind of logic at all. Let me teach you your nuckle head. First, to live in a countery like ethiopia, it is totaly wrong to divide the people by ethinic group. I am born from two ethinic group and I have love and respect for both. It is not like what you said “Amhara is hated", ” Tigre hate everybody, “Oromo confused” etc. Oromo is not confused. Oromos know what is good for themselves. A few tigre might hate the people of Ethiopia but these tigre must be only those few individual in power and those constantely robing our countery. I belive from my deep soul the people of Ethiopia respect each other and can work together to build the future Ethiopia. But this will be possible only if the people eradict this thugs from power and assasin all individual like you irrespective of race so that race will not be an issue any more in Ethiopia. If it is an issue it is only to identify onself, enrich culture and maintain strong bond between different ethnics not to inpose one on the rest of the other like what woyane is doing.
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