So, for TPLF, a gathering speaking to a modest minority, whose all-out strength over the whole nation for a fourth of a century is by and large seriously tested, the stakes couldn't have been higher.
Since 1990, TPLF has stayed at the highest point of the pyramid in the four-party administering alliance, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). Be that as it may, generally, once junior Oromo accomplices in the inexactly associated coalition, the Oromo People's Democratic Organization (OPDO), has started to champion itself and make suggestions for close coöperation with another EPRDF accomplice, the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM)— making proceeded Tigrean strength over the nation shaky.
As the dominoes began to fall not long ago, the TPLF Central Committee clustered in Mekele, the Tigray state's capital, downgraded its administrator and the sitting leader of Tigray State, Abay Woldu; suspended Azeb Mesfin, widow of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi; minimized one and denounced two other official panel individuals. Of the nine TPLF politburo individuals, just two appear to have gotten away solid: Debretsion and the long-lasting security boss, Getachew Assefa. The third left to accept an esteemed universal activity as the head of the World Health Organization.