US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack has again called for Ethiopia to create a new government in a peaceful manner.
Mr. McCormack told reporters in Washington on Tuesday that all of Ethiopia’s political parties should work together in forming an open, democratic government. It is the second time in a week that he has urged a peaceful and democratic transition from the violence and divisions of the post-election period to the next parliament.
Mr. McCormack’s statement came after Ethiopian authorities announced that Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s ruling party won enough seats in parliament to form its third government. Mr. Meles has already announced his priorities for the next five years, including a push for rural health and education.