Reformist Ethiopian leader meets opposition

Abiy Ahmed discusses rules for fair elections with more than 80 political parties

Reformist Ethiopian leader meets opposition

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday met with leaders of opposition parties to deliberate on electoral reform.

With election less than two years away, some prominent opposition leaders have been calling for fast-tracked electoral reforms.

More than 80 political parties including those who came back from exile attended the meeting, which is believed to determine ground rules enabling the nation to hold credible, fair and free elections.

After coming to power in April, Africa’s youngest leader Abiy promised to conduct fair elections.