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    Ethiopia’s Prime Minister rose to power in 2018 promising a break with its authoritarian past.

    And the nation’s first multi-party election in 16 years, was held on Monday.

    The vote is Abiy’s first test at the ballot since his appointment.

    His governing Prosperity party has fileded the most candidates – raising his chances of remaining on the job.

    But some opposition groups have boycotted the vote in protest against the jailing of their leaders.

    And some regions are not taking part for logistical or security reasons.

    So, will Abiy Ahmed survive his first test at the ballot box?

    Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


    Samuel Getachew – Journalist and Writer.

    William Davison – Senior Ethiopia Analyst at International Crisis Group.

    Adem Abebe – Program Officer at International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.

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