Politics of Ethiopia

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Politics of Ethiopia takes place in a framework of a federal parliamentary republic, whereby the Prime Minister is the head of government. Executive power is exercised by the government.The prime minister is chosen by the parliament. Federal legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament. The Judiciary is more or less independent of the executive and the legislature. They are governed under the constitution of 1994.There is a bicameral parliament made of the 108-seat house of federation and the 547-seat House of Peoples Representatives. The house of federation has members chosen by the state asseblies to serve five year terms. The house of people's representatives are elected by direct election, who in turn elect the president for a six year term. There are two self governing administrations, the country's capital Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa.


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