Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Legacy

Meles saw his legacy as continuous with the accomplishments of the EPRDF. Meles once said; "I cannot separate my achievements from what can be considered as the achievements of the ruling party". "Whatever achievement there might have been, it does not exist independent of that party."

Under Meles's premiership, Ethiopia was widely praised for its economic progress which produced steady economic growth in the last decade. Many Ethiopians lifted out of poverty; education improved and women gained greater rights. He presided over the introduction of the private press in Ethiopia, and his government introduced a new Federal Constitution, based on the Nations, Nationalities and People's of Ethiopia, and a multi-party political system.

PM Meles Zenawi's Speeches