Merera Gudina (PhD) is deputy chairman and head of foreign relations of the Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum (Medrek). He is also chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress, one of the four member parties of Medrek representing the Oromo people.
Kassahun Berhanu (PhD) is a political scientist and one of the long-serving academics at the Addis Ababa University department of Political Science and International Relations (PSIR). Kassahun is also a much-published researcher on Ethiopian politics.
Chane Kebede (PhD) is the president of the Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP). Chane earned his first degree from Asmara University in mathematics, and his masters from Unity University in developmental economics. Furthermore, he also did his PhD in developmental studies at UNISA.