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HoF approves resolution allowing Federal Gov’t to intervene, form interim administration in Tigray

Addis Ababa, November 7, 2020 (FBC) –The House of Federation (HoF) has approved a resolution allowing the Federal Government to intervene and form interim administration in Tigray regional state.

The House approved the resolution unanimously in its extraordinary meeting held this morning and in accordance with Proclamation No 359/2003 of the Ethiopian constitution.

Titled “System for the intervention of the Federal Government in the Regions,” the Proclamation allows the Federal Government to intervene in regions in cases of deteriorating situation, violation of human rights and when the constitutional order is endangered.

According to the resolution, the Tigray regional council and executive committee will be removed and the interim administration will assume the role of the executive committee and conduct election in the region.

Moreover, the resolution requires the Prime Minister to present report to the House quarterly about the situations of the region.

The House said it passed the resolution to contain the serious danger posed by the TPLF clique and stabilize the situation in the regional state.

It is to be recalled that on Tuesday night, TPLF attacked the National Defense Forces Northern Command and members of Federal Police in the regional state.

Following the attack, the Federal Government began military operation, and according to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, the first round military operations was concluded successfully.

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