Audio VOA Tigrigna: Gebru Asrat ቃለ መጠይቕ ምስ ኣቶ ገብሩ ኣስራት

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Audio VOA Tigrigna: Gebru Asrat ቃለ መጠይቕ ምስ ኣቶ ገብሩ ኣስራት

ኣቶ ገብሩ ኣስራት ‘’ልኡላውነትን ዴሞክራስን ኣብ ኢትዮጵያ’’  ዘርእስታ መፅሓፍ ፅሒፎም ኣለው።ኣቶ ገብሩ ኣስራት ካብ 1971 ዓ/ም ክሳብ 1993 ዓ/ ኣባል ማእኸላይ ኮሚቴን ፖሊት ቢሮን ህውሓት ከምኡውን ፈፃሚ ስራሕ ኢህወዴግ፤ ካብ 1983 ዓ/ም ክሳብ ካብ ውድብ ህውሓት ዝተባረሩሉ 1993 ዓ/ም ፕሬዝዳንት ክልል ትግራይ ኮይኖም ሰሪሖም እዮም።

 ኣብ መፅሓፎም ብርክት ዝበሉ ኣርእስትታት ዳሂሲሶም ኣለው።ብድምፂ ይስምዑ።

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Gebru Asrat
Gebru Asrat is a former president of Tigray Region (1991–2001) and one of the top leaders and executive central committee member as well as politburo member of the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF), and the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front.
Gebru was born in Mekelle, a city in Enderta county, part of Tigray province of Ethiopia and attended Atse Yohannes High School and Haile Selassie University at the height of the Ethiopian student movement of the early 1970s. After the TPLF defeated the Derg in the Ethiopian Civil War, Gebru became governor of Tigray. 

 

Ethio-Eritrea War
When Ethiopia refused to demarcate a desputed border( despite the ruling by the international court in Hague)http://www.pca-cpa.org/showpage.asp?pag_id=1150 a costly war which led to the death of tens of thousands of people on both sides.[2] By the end of the devastating war, the Ethiopian army recovered the town of Badme and drove back Eritrean forces.
However, Meles Zenawi signed a controversial UN peace treaty that was seen to have favored Eritrea. This decision angered many Ethiopians and caused an internal division inside the Ethiopian ruling party. The faction critical of Meles, led by Defense Minister Siye Abraha, and Gebru Asrat, the then influential governor of Tigray disagreed with those aligned with Meles over "key issues of ideology", accused their supporters of corruption and Meles of failing to act quickly or decisively enough over the crisis with Eritrea. "Meles was certainly seen as a reluctant warrior," according to a source quoted by IRIN.[3] The party was divided into two groups. One group, which included Gebru, Tewolde Wolde Mariam, Aregash, and Siye Abraha, believed that the leadership was bent on serving foreign “imperialist” interests. The other group which included Meles Zenawi argued that the TPLF was sinking into decadence, involving itself in Bonapartism.[4]
Gebru left TPLF and EPRDF in the early 2000s after the division and went on to establish Arena Tigray, an alternative political party to TPLF in Tigray. Gebru became its chairman in 2007; Arena Tigray merged with other opposition parties in Ethiopia to form Medrek. Gebru run for the parliamentary seat representing the city of Mekelle in the 2010 parliamentary elections but came short of winning according to The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE). Opposition groups rejected the election results, with both the Medrek coalition and the separate AEUP issuing calls for a re-run of the election. Both opposition groups say their observers were blocked from entering polling stations during the election on Sunday, 23 May, and in some cases the individuals beaten. The United States and the European Union have both criticized the election as falling short of international standards.[5]
Gebru is currently the chairman of Arena Tigray and Medrek. He holds an undergraduate as well as a graduate degree in Economics.
Source: Wikipedia