The Tigray region's ruling party, TPLF, has nominated its spokesman Getachew Reda as the president of an interim administration called for in a peace deal that ended a two-year war in the region.
The nomination was reported by the TPLF-controlled Tigrai TV. If his nomination is approved by the federal government, Reda would replace TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichael.
The TPLF controlled Tigray region of Ethiopia has nominated its spokesman, Getachew Reda, as the interim president of the region, a position created by a peace deal that ended a two-year war with federal forces.
Tigrai TV, the TPLF-run media outlet reported the nomination, although there is no word on when the federal government will weigh in on the situation.
TPLF's leader, Debretsion Gebremichael, led the Tigray region since 2018, but the new peace agreement calls for the establishment of an interim administration.
Reuters characterises this as a continuation of the TPLF's control of the region, while others view it as a procedural step towards peace.