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Zenawi's death leaves a ticking time-bomb

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The death of Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi on the night of Aug. 20 will amount to no less than a time-bomb for the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and for its hard core, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) because it will ignite previously restrained ambitions of his would-be successors.
Haile Mariam Desalegn, former adviser to the Prime Minister and current vice prime minister, was named as acting leader. But there's no saying Desalegn, an engineer from southern Ethiopia who was Meles Zenawi's favorite, will be able to impose his authority in lasting fashion on TPLF bosses from the north of the country.
Despite an appearance of calm, the fight for power has already begun behind the scenes. Some TPLF leaders like Meles Zenawi's widow, Azeb Mesfin, whose political ambitions grate on others in the party, could seek the top post for themselves or for one of their own. The leaders Amharas and Oromos from EPRDF are calling for the post to fall to a non-Tigrean. This report will help you examine the complicated equation of Meles Zenawi's succession.

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Unknown factors in Meles Zenawi succession
(7 articles)
THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER n°1338 - 25/08/2012
Meles Zenawi’s succession, a tightrope act
THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER n°1337 - 21/07/2012
The problem of Meles’ successor
THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER n°1335 - 23/06/2012
Meles controls everything but VSAT
THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER n°1334 - 09/06/2012
Meles tests Afeworki’s reactions
THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER n°1326 - 11/02/2012
USA already looks to post- Meles
THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER n°1307 - 16/04/2011
Meles Zenawi obliged to govern by fear
THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER n°1265 - 04/07/2009
Meles Zenawi, will he, won’t he go?
Are Meles’s boots too big for H.M. Desalegn?
(5 articles)
THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER n°1319 - 29/10/2011
Haile Mariam Desalegn is uneasy
THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER n°1305 - 19/03/2011
Desalegn and Oqubay travel round USA
THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER n°1294 - 09/10/2010
Political renovation a smokescreen
THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER n°1293 - 25/09/2010
Haile Mariam Desalegn
THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER n°1222 - 22/09/2007
Haile Mariam Desalegn
The controversial rise of Azeb Mesfin
(7 articles)
THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER n°1323 - 24/12/2011
TPLF sets up in Mekele
THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER n°1320 - 12/11/2011
The rise and rise of Azeb Mesfin
THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER n°1303 - 19/02/2011
Is Azeb Mesfin Meles’s weakest link?
THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER n°1295 - 23/10/2010
Azeb Mesfin harbours a stubborn grudge in Ethiopia
THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER n°1292 - 14/09/2010
Debate over Azeb Mesfin's promotion
THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER n°1282 - 27/03/2010
Meles Zenawi bolts down the election
THE INDIAN OCEAN NEWSLETTER n°1281 - 13/03/2010
Seye Abraha issues warnings



Meles Zenawi | Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front | Tigray People's Liberation Front | Haile Mariam Desalegn | Azeb Mesfin

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