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Ethiopia's Government and Opposition Hold Talks

Ethiopia's government and opposition leaders have met after the country's main opposition parties called off a planned strike to protest the results of May's parliamentary elections.

The groups -- the Coalition for Unity and Democracy, and the United Ethiopian Democratic Front -- called off their strike earlier Sunday after Prime Minister Meles Zanawi agreed to meet with them.

Information Minister Bereket Simon says during the meeting Sunday the opposition expressed its concerns and the two sides agreed to continue negotiations. They are expected to meet again by mid-week.

After May's election, the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front was declared the winner, but the opposition said there was widespread fraud.

Protests over the results turned violent and left dozens of people dead.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP, Reuters.