2005 Ethiopian general election

Ethiopia held general elections on May 15, 2005, for seats in both its national House of Peoples’ Representatives and in four regional government councils. Under pressure from the international community, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi promised that this election would be…

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ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: Coalition for Unity and Democracy [CUD] president, Hailu Shawel greets supporters 08 May 2005 at Meskel Square in Addis Ababa during an opposition rally ahead of next week's general elections. More that 250,000 voters attended the CUD's rally demanding a change of Government 14 years after incumbent Premier, Meles Zenawi's Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front [EPRDF] took office. AFP PHOTO/LEA LISA (Photo credit should read LEA LISA/AFP via Getty Images)

Coalition for Unity and Democracy [CUD] president, Hailu Shawel

May 08, 2005 ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: Coalition for Unity and Democracy [CUD] president, Hailu Shawel greets supporters 08 May 2005 at Meskel Square in Addis Ababa during an opposition rally ahead of…

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