Yes2 Democratic Constitutional

The problem in Ethiopia is not that federalism has been tried and found wanting but rather that it has been left untried. It was left to languish under the strategic manipulation of an authoritarian party machine that seeks to preserve the power of the minority’s elite. Those of us who believe that the system is not democratic know enough to understand that there is no federalism in the absence of democratic constitutionalism that engenders consent to be the basis of the federal compact (foedus).
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