Hailemariam Dasalegn announced today he has submitted a resignation letter has a Prime Minister of Ethiopia’s. After the worst anti-government protects in quarter-century, saying he hoped the surprise decision would help planned reforms succeed and create a “lasting peace”.
I want to be part of the solution, “he said in remarks carried by the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation. “I believe that the public’s demands and questions should be met and answered. “It was not immediately clear whether lawmakers had accepted the resignation.
The government in recent weeks released more than 6,500 detained opposition figures, journalists and others after the prime minister in an unexpected announcement in January said he wanted to “widen the democratic space for all.”
The protects have disrupted life and business in one Africa’s fastest-growing economies. The 53 years old Prime Minister said he will continue in his role until the *power transition is complete*. He also seeks to unseat himself from the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front.