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Oromia police arrest Lidetu Ayalew

The founder and former president of the Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP), Lidetu Ayalew, was arrested earlier yesterday in Addis Ababa by Oromia Police, in relation to the recent chaos which occurred following the death of Hacahalu Hundessa, President of the party Adane Tadesse, told The Reporter.

Three opposition parties sign MoU

Three opposition political parties, namely the Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP), Ethiopian National Movement (ENM) and Hibir Ethiopia Democratic Party (Hibir), concerned about the survival of the nation, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) agreeing to collaborate and work together over the agenda of saving the survival of the nation.

EDP urges to postpone upcoming election

The National Council of the Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP), which recently was in a legal battle with its former chairman and other members of the party and henceforth recognized as the legal representative of the party by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has urged for the postponement of the upcoming general election by at least two years.

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).

EDP vows to strengthen its peaceful struggle

The Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP), which was in an internal strife due to differences within the leadership of the party for the past one year, reaffirmed its commitment to continue its peaceful struggle for the realization of a democratic political system in the country.

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.

Vicious circle: EDP leadership in controversy again

A rift among the leadership of the Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP) continues as veteran party leader Lidetu Ayalew contested the decision of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) to uphold its ruling that Chanie Kebede (PhD) is the legitimate president of the party.

NEBE rules on EDP leadership dispute

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) earlier this week passed verdict over disagreement among leadership of the Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP), reaffirming that Chane Kebede (PhD) is the legitimate president of the party, board head of public relations, Tesfalem Abay, told The Reporter.

New EDP bosses to continue with parties’ negotiation

In a bid to clear confusion following disagreement among senior party officials, officials of the Ethiopian Democratic Party held a media briefing for local journalist at the party headquarters located in the Beklo Bet neighborhood on Sierra Leone Street, announcing that they were the legitimate leaders of the party. They also notified that Adane Tadesse and Tsige Tebebu would be the new president and vice president, respectively, effective October 22, 2017.