In Ethiopia’s new and unsettled political space, there are issues related to the current electoral rules, the performance and strength of the opposition parties, and to campaigning.
A new government with popular legitimacy will have power to address lingering political, economic and security challenges.
Ethiopian politicians, both opposition and incumbents, have found it difficult to undo the political culture of winning by elimination.
Ethiopian history shows that the demands of its young people can't go unaddressed for long.
Ethiopia’s party system is extremely volatile due to the prevalence of weakly institutionalised and fragmented political parties.