7 July 2012 [ESAT]
The EPRDF controlled Ethiopian Parliament in extraordinary step unseen in it’s almost two decades history has postponed its final seating before the winter break by one more week.
The constitution in paragraph 58, sub article 2 requires the prime minister to submit the next fiscal year budget and send the parliament of for its winter recess by July 7(Sene 30 according to Ethiopian calendar). The final seating takes place on the Tuesday or Thursday preceding July 7. Traditionally the next year budget will be debated on in the weeks running up to the final seating and be voted on in the presence of the Prime Minister on this final day of the parliamentary season. This year unlike any other time in the past, next year’s budget hasn’t been debated on as of yet and the final seating of the parliament is pushed forward by one more week.
According to our sources, the Parliament is believed to be seating next week to finalize these duties before it closes down for winter recess. Our source didn’t say anything whether the Prime Minister will be attending or not. The deferment of the Parliamentary session is believed to be linked to the health of the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister has called off numerous other executive meetings and prescheduled appearances.
The dwindling state of the Prime Minister’s health has invoked discussion among political commentators of Ethiopia. Many observers believe the reign of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is coming to close. Supporters of the Prime Minster believe the Prime Minister could have been poisoned while others speculate the Prime Minster is suffering from a metastasizing brain tumour. Our reporter has made numerous calls to the hospital where Meles is believed to be getting treatment. However the hospital staffs are not willing to disclose any information about patients.
Our reporter has received credible information that Prime Minster Meles is registered at the hospital as the Ethiopian Ambassador and not the Prime Minister of Ethiopia.
Tyrant Ashebir on his last public appearance evidently looks sick
Yebanda fess and Aragabiw Belay, any comment?
ESAT Ethiopian News July 06, 2012
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