10:17 Press conference ended. Thank you for following
10: 17 - On the muslim demos that happened in #Ethiopia, #Bereket says "extremists are loosing ground" and therefore "try to instigate disturbances"
10:13 - Q:"who is in charge?", Minister Bereket "#Meles is in charge."
10:11 "The issue of steping down has not been raised"
10:10 #Meles #Zenawi is "still in charge, although he has to take a brake", says #Bereket
10:09 - Asked again, #Bereket refuses to elaborate on #Meles #Zenawi's disease, "all I can tell you is that it's not brain cancer!"
10: 02 #Bereket keeps repeating that #Meles #Zenawi is "in good condition". Refuses to elaborate on disease, length of his absence, his location.
9:59 #Bereket blames the "overload of work because of the ambitious GTP" and "international conferences" to explain the absence of#Meles #Zenawi
(“upto (#Meles)’s family and Got. Of #Ethiopia to reveal medical record” Belgian diplomat said)
9: 58 - #Bereket speeks mostly about "exhaustion" to describe #Meles#Zenawi's health trouble.
9:55 "The fundamental preoccupation of the leadership is the implementation of the GTP". #Bereket really not worried by #Meles#Zenawi's health!
9:54 - Meles is not out of his PM duties, but declines to comment on where he is or how long will his absence be.
9:52 - Bereket expects the PM to be back after some rest but made just a very vague statement. #Meles
9:50 "He will rest and after the rest he will start his governement functions again" #Bereket on
9"48 - "At this point health of #Meles #Zenawi very good and stable"#Bereket
9: 47 All the journalists are now in the room. Cameras are set up. Waiting for #Ethiopia gov spokesperson
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