British government ministers will have their pay frozen for another five years as the government tries to reduce the budget deficit, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday. Cabinet ministers receive 134,565 British pound ($208,000) a year, including their parliamentary salary. Cameron's Conservatives, who won a surprise majority in this month's election, have pledged to find 25 billion pounds ($39 billion) of spending cuts over the next two years as they seek to turn a 5 percent budget deficit into a surplus by 2018/19.
By Drazen Jorgic and Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopians voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election that is expected to hand a landslide win to the ruling party, which boasts about delivering strong economic growth while opponents say it has trampled on political freedoms. In power for almost a quarter of a century, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has overseen the transformation of a nation that was on its knees after communist purges and famine to one that now attracts foreign investors. But critics say it allows little room for dissent. The outgoing parliament of 547 seats had just one opposition member. Experts do not expect a major shift in opposition fortunes in this vote, which is expected to hand a new term to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, the EPRDF leader since the death in 2012 of Meles Zenawi, the rebel-turned statesman who set Ethiopia on the road to recovery.