Monday, July 27, 2015

Ethiopia's main opposition party boycotts reception dinner for President Obama to protest Obama's endorsement of the ruling party's 100% election win

Yilkal Getinet, leader of Semayawi, the main opposition party in Ethiopia, has announced today that he will not attend a reception party that is hosted at the National Palace in honor of President Barack Obama after he heard the president claiming that Ethiopia's government that has won 100% of the votes in the recent election is "democratically elected."

President Obama's claim has angered Ethiopian opposition parties, independent journalists, and human rights groups.

Human rights organizations and democracy advocates world-wide have condemned the May 2015 fraudulent elections in Ethiopia, and Obama's endorsement of the Ethiopian regime as "democratically elected" is a big blow to the struggle for democracy in Africa, according to observers.

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