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Tigray Violence, Famine Cast Shadow Over Ethiopian Elections

  • Prime Minister Abiy appears assured of retaining his post
  • Credibility of vote has already been called into question
Families who fled from violence in the Tigray region shelter in a classroom in Mekele, on June 18.
Families who fled from violence in the Tigray region shelter in a classroom in Mekele, on June 18.Photographer: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images
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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appears assured of retaining his post after Monday’s elections, despite having waged a civil war that’s triggered a famine and failing to contain exploding ethnic tensions.