By Nizar Manek, 29 March 2018
Ethiopia’s parliament will appoint a new prime minister on Monday, Fana Broadcasting Corp. reported, as the government tries to quell unrest that’s posed the biggest challenge to its rule in a quarter-century.
The country’s ruling coalition this week chose Abiy Ahmed, a retired lieutenant general, as its chairman, replacing Hailemariam Desalegn, who resigned as premier in February. Abiy will now be confirmed by parliament as the next prime minister, a move that may stem anti-government protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions that began in late 2015.
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