Op-ed: Federalism in the Ethiopian context

By Fitsum Getachew, 8 January
Flag of Ethiopia (photo credit: pixabay)
Flag of Ethiopia (photo credit: pixabay)
Many people in Ethiopia seem to believe that federalism is synonymous with democracy and unitary system is an expression of authoritarianism. It is clear that the experience we have observed throughout the world across the years does not reflect or prove such blanket statement or belief to be entirely true. It has never been that simple or susceptible of such conclusion. Democracy is not necessarily attributable or inherent to the system of federalism nor the contrary to a unitary system because it can be realized in either of the two systems depending only on how it is implemented on the ground.
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