October 10, 2005
Back in session
So parliament is back in session with Teshome Toga, the former Minister for Youth, Sports and Culture sitting in the speaker's chair. As most people had predicted, the CUD did not show up. Instead they issued an eight-strong list of pre-conditions which you can see here.
Meles is due to name his cabinet tomorrow. But nobody seems to know what happens after that. The streets are as quiet as ever - probably due to the presence of large numbers of federal police and a huge thunder storm which is rattling the windows as I write.
I have not seen anyone else mention this, but the rain has played a crucial role in this year's election and its aftermath. The June 8 killings, for example, would have been much worse if the rain had not flooded down to clear the streets at the climax of the unrest.
Posted by aheavens at October 10, 2005 11:54 AM