Somali Region president talks about federalism


Hana Belay

The Ethiopian Federal Government allows the legislature to exercise oversight and control over the executive. The Constitution confers enumerated and limited powers and responsibilities upon the Federal Government. It has the power, for instance, to formulate and implement national policies, plans, and strategies concerning the overall economic and social developments. The Constitution requires that the House of People’s Representatives should be composed of members elected through a democratic process. The possibility that different political parties compete for seats in a democratic process has got important implications for the development of the federal system.

Deputy President of the Somali regional state Ato Mustefe Mohammed on this news spoke that he completely agrees with the current Ethiopian federalism system though there are some mistakes in the implementation process.