» Ethiopia: Zenawi’s Strategy – Isolate, Scare and Secure the Tigrean Base | Analysis —- Gadaa.com Oduu – News

https://i2.wp.com/www.qorahay.com/meles4.jpgMeles Zenawi and his oligarchy have been able to effectively execute their plans so far for the following reasons. One, as a leading member of the group that articulated the Tigrean nationalism and transformed it into a revolutionary force, he was aware that maintaining the loyalty of the Tigrean base after the fall of Derg required the presence of a permanent and imminent threat to their livelihood. Two, the oligarchy realized that, in addition to the historic Amhara-Tigrean power struggle, when such a small minority group dominates the polity, it would be unacceptable to the majority. Thus, any opposition would have to take such monopolization of the state by minority as a major issue and propagate anti-Tigrean rhetoric – which scares Tigreans and keeps them loyal to the ruling party even if they disagree with some policies of the regime.

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