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Overwhelming majority of Ethiopians support democracy, seek accountable governance

30 Oct 2020 Ethiopia

Large majorities of Ethiopians support democracy and reject non-democratic regimes such as one-party rule, military rule, and one-man rule, the most recent Afrobarometer survey shows.

Most Ethiopians want a government accountable to citizens, a prime minister monitored by and answerable to Parliament, and elected officials who are accountable to their constituents.

The survey also found that half of Ethiopians consider their country either a democracy with major problems or not a democracy at all. And more than half say they are not satisfied with the way democracy is working in their country.

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