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June 3, 2018 - The council of ministers of Ethiopia voted to lift the state of emergency declared on February 16, 2018. The cabinet believes the country has stabilized and that there is no need for the emergency decree and hence lifting it two months early, an official said.
The current state of emergency is the second declared within the last two years.
The cabinet of ministers met on Saturday to assess the security situation and “noted that law and order has been restored”, Abiy’s Chief of Staff Fitsum Arega said on Twitter.
“The draft will be sent to parliament for its consideration,” he added.
Ethiopia’s 547-seat House of People’s Representatives is expected to endorse the move.