The Ethiopian government has effectively transition from being known as a TPLF/EPRDF government to Prime Minister Meles government. This change did not come easy. During the armed struggle days TPLF/EPRDF were managed and run as effective organization by a group of leaders so to speak. Although such arrangement continued during the early years, after EPRDF assumed power , the obvious difficulty to run a country with such arrangement became evident as time passed. One of the main outcome of the TPLF leaders split has been that the Ethiopian government was more looking like a government with a prime minister at the helm and not a group of EPRDF leaders at the helm! We think this is good but readers are welcome to disagree. Regardless, we hope we all agree that EPRDF has transformed itself to become a government and not a guerilla movement unlike EPLF or Isaias Afeworki regime in Eritrea!
Prime minister Meles is set to retire in the coming three years. His legacy as a government head will be remembered for generations to come. We think PM Meles will be remembered more for his contribution as a government head and not as the head of TPLF/EPRDF. We say this for two reasons, first, the history of TPLF is more of the history of the people of Tigrai! Second, PM Meles’s contribution as a government head has achieved a lot historians can write volume after volume. One such volume may be his government dealing with the Isaias regime in Eritrea. Given all what has happened so far do you think Prime Minister will be happy to retire from politics without resolving the problem Ethiopia has with the one man regime in Eritrea? Do you agree or disagree the problem Ethiopia has with Eritrea today is significant enough that prime minister Meles has to address while he is in office? In other words, is this a must for PM Meles to resolve if he wants to keep his otherwise magnificent achievement as a government head untarnished? Have Your Say!