Ethiopian Parliament on Tuesday approved a draft law to end state of emergency imposed early this year. A six-long State of emergency was imposed in mid-February following huge demonstrations that led to unrest in the East African nation.
Ethiopia’s 547-seat House of People’s Representatives the government’s decision to end the restriction and overwhelmingly approved it. No MP opposed the decision, but eight abstained from the vote.
The parliament decision is based on the increased sense of stability of the country since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed replaced Hailemariam Desalegn who abruptly left the office in February. The move is seen as a critical step in ensuring peace and ending the crisis between the two warring tribes in the country.