Twenty four-hours after the abrupt resignation of Prime Minister, Hailemariam, wild protests by Ethiopia's Oromo and Amhara people - who make up about 61 percent of the country's population have forced authorities in the country to declare a state of emergency.
A day later, the government imposed the state of emergency.
The most recent state of emergency in Ethiopia is the second the country's government has put in place since 2016, following protests that killed dozens of demonstrators.
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But he said ministers in his Nationals party, the junior partner in the coalition government, would abide by the new rule. Joyce warned that any pressure on the Nationals to dump him "locks people in as they lock-in behind the leader".
Both the EPRDF and Desalegn's party, the Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement, agreed to accept his resignation and he said he hopes Parliament will do the same.
The Council of Ministers imposed the state of emergency on Friday, saying it was to protect the country's constitution, citizens and their property from the ongoing violent demonstrations in some parts of the country.
We strongly disagree with the Ethiopian government's decision to impose a state of emergency that includes restrictions on fundamental rights such as assembly and expression.
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But anti-government sentiment remained in the two regions and the analysts believe Hailemariam's response to the protests eventually led to his resignation, a first in modern Ethiopia.
Mulatu Gemechu, delegate secretary of the resistance Oromo Federalist Congress, said Ethiopia required a totally new political framework following quite a while of turmoil.
The last martial law in Ethiopia had lasted for 10 months. The board included it would discharge more points of interest on Saturday.
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In January Desalegn announced all political prisoners in the country will be released and Maekelawi, a prison ward at the center of torture allegations, will be closed. Those released included several prominent opposition leaders and well-known journalist Eskinder Nega, a critic of the government.