Ethiopia's New Prime Minister Faces Fractured Ruling Coalition

The U.S. seems to like Hailemariam Desalegn, his own party not so much


Ethiopia is moving into an uncertain new era. With the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi who had ruled the country since 1991, the country is moving into the realm of the unknown with regards to politics and leadership, and internal divisions within the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF) – the main part of Ethiopia's ruling coalition the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) – are already revealing themselves.