Opposition party in Ethiopia calls for amending ethnic rights in constitution
By 23 July 2019
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An opposition party in Ethiopia on Tuesday called for a constitutional amendment, saying the constitution is partly responsible for all the mayhem happening in a southern ethnically based regional state since last Thursday.
The demand came in a news conference held by officials of the Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice party on Tuesday.
Abebe Akalu, secretary-general of the party, said the part of the constitution that focused on ethnic rights should be amended with a focus on unity and national cohesion rather than division.
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