Constitutional issues in Ethiopia: a commentary

CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES IN ETHIOPIA
 
After the announcement of the Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s illness nearly two weeks ago, several views were being aired as to his whereabouts, level of his illness (whether it is fatal or something that impairs his official duties for long or short period) and more importantly who should assume the helm of political power in case he needs a long leave of absence, or if he dies. Who should fill the power vacuum?