Professor Beyene Petros is the president of the Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum (Medrek), one of the main opposition political parties contesting seats in the current elections. Originally, Beyene was president of the Ethiopian Social Democrat (ESD)
Gedion Timothewos Hessebon (SJD) is a constitutional law instructor at Addis Ababa University, School of Law. He got his bachelor’s degree in law from Addis Ababa University. Then he did his LLM and SJD at the Central European University in comparative constitutional law.
Frehiwot Worku has been secretary-general of the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) for the past four years. The organization is currently preparing to mark its 80th anniversary since it was established based on the principles and objectives of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC).