(CNN)Ethiopia's parliament has lifted its state of emergency two months early, after ministers voted that law and order has been restored in the country, according to state media.
Ethiopia lifts state of emergency two months early
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The country's council of Ministers approved a draft law on Saturday to lift the current state of emergency which started in October 2016, following months of protests from Oromo groups in the country.
It was reinstated in February of 2018 following the unexpected resignation of then prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn.
The nation has been in an official state of emergency since February 16 and has experienced two years of protests.
The Oromos are Ethiopia's largest ethnic group and make up around a third of the nation's 100 million population.
They say they have been marginalized and persecuted for years and have called for political inclusion and change for years.
Ethiopia's new leader Abiy Ahmed is Ethiopia's first Oromo prime minister and he was sworn in in April as an attempt to bring calm to the country.
Ahmed, 41, is currently the youngest leader in Africa and is making waves with his reform agenda.
Since taking office, Ahmed has freed many journalist's bloggers and political prisoners have been released, according to Human Rights Watch.