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Ethiopia Election Met With Silence From Ordinary Voters

Ethiopia will hold a major election Sunday, but critics of the longtime ruling party say systematic repression has made this vote a nonevent. Outside of the country, Ethiopians who say they are political refugees have even harsher words for the government. On the streets of Ethiopia’s capital,  it’s hard to ignore that an election is coming. But banners and blaring songs aside, this is an oddly quiet election in a nation of some 90 million people. The ruling Ethiopian People’s...

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