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Mega opposition camp merger on the horizon

A mere weeks after 108 political parties signed a code of conduct and urged to form a coalition among them not become disfranchised; six parties have agreed to dissolve and create a new political party with a strong footing ahead of the upcoming national election.

Soldiers of patriotic Ginbot 7 to relocate to camp in Ethiopia

Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement for Unity and Democracy, in its first press briefing since its homecoming in September, stated that preparation is underway both by the government and the party to return some 550 of its soldiers to camps and rehabilitate them, Andargachew Tsige, general secretary of the party, disclosed on Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

Opposition gaining momentum

Semayawi Party a.k.a Blue announced it has finalized its preparation to conduct its second general assembly meeting by December 30, 2018 where the party is expected to deliberate on the issue of joining hands with two other parties: Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement for Unity and Democracy and Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP).

Blue revises program to prepare for upcoming election

Leaders of Semayawi Party, a.k.a. Blue Party, one of the prominent opposition political parties in Ethiopia, announced this week that it is revising its program, bylaw, and manifesto in a way to adjust itself with the ongoing political situation in the country and become an alternative political force in the upcoming national election.

Arena, TAND sign agreement of cooperation

Arena Tigray For Democracy and Sovereignty (Arena)–established by former members of the Tigryan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) due to a rift within the party–and the Tigray Alliance for National Democracy (TAND)–founded by a former chairperson of the TPLF and other senior members of the party in exile–have signed an agreement to work together and perhaps a possible merge of the two parties in the future, deputy chairperson of Arena, Goytom Tsegay, told The Reporter.

Blue expressed strong support to ongoing reform

In an unusual turn of event, Semayawi Party a.k.a Blue expressed its support and allegiance to the ongoing reform executed by the ruling party–the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)–and the work it is doing in maintaining peace, order and stability in the country, adding that party ideologies should not halt all parties to cooperate.

Abiy, Demeke retain party positions

The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) re-elected Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and Demeke Mekonnen as its chairperson and deputy chairperson of the party, respectively.

Congressional gatherings taking place across regional states

As the 12th organizational congress of the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM) enters its third day of the annual meeting, the party’s officials renewed their commitment to address problems which has caused public outrage that led to the ongoing nationwide reform.

Newly branded ODP sees off veterans, founders

As the Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO) rebranded itself to the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) this week, it has also decided to see its notable veterans and founders off to their retirement there by consolidating the leadership of the young generation.

EDP, Ra’ey et.al to meet for coalition talks

Following the trends of unification, democratization process, and political participation on a broader arena which is currently being observed in the country, leaders of the Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP), Semayawi Party and the Ethiopian Ra’ey Party will meet next week to discuss over the possibility of forming a unified or a coalition party, The Reporter has learnt.