Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Constitutional Reform in Ethiopia

 Ethiopia Insight published on 5 July 2023 a commentary titled "Could Constitutional Reform End Ethiopia's Political Forever War?" by Leul Estifanos, freelance court reporter.

Some Ethiopians see ethnic federalism as the source of all its ills while others see it as the remedy.  The main political fault lines emerging in Ethiopian politics are diverging divisions among those who envisage a multinational federal or centralized state, federal or otherwise.  

There is no easy way to bridge Ethiopia's ideological divisions.  This raises the question of constitutional reform or change.  The author argues that constitutional change must be based on a broad consensus and not be rushed.