The declaration issued last week by the Council of Ministers (CoM) in connection with the militarized conflict in #Amhara regional state. If deemed necessary, the six-months State of Emergency decree could also expand to other parts of the county. The members of parliament called off their summer recess for the emergency session that took place this afternoon. The Parliament said that the decree was opposed by 16 members of parliament, while 12 members abstained from voting. The Minister of Justice, Gedion Timotheos, was present at the session and “gave a wide ranging response and explanation to the comments and questions raised” by the MPs, the Parliament said.