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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.

PM meets the press

In his first ever press conference since he took office last May, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PHD) has addressed wide variety of issues including the reform process and the interparty challenges in EPRDF, the recent conflicts in Jigjiga, and the progress of the nation’s mega projects including the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

MPs call PM for questions

The members of the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) have called Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) for a question and answer session regarding the recent decisions made by the Executive Committee of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and his administration.

TPLF CC criticizes its senior leadership

Unusual to its culture of democratic centralism, the Central Committee of the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF) has issued a statement on Wednesday criticizing the decision of Executive Committee of Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) although nine of its members were party to the decision which was passed.

TPLF CC criticizes EPRDF Execom for focusing on short term solutions

The Central Committee of the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF) issued a statement today criticizing Executive Committee of Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) for overly focusing on short term solutions to the country's economic challenges rather than the long-term remedies.

Demeke Mekonnen confirms declining EPRDF chairmanship candidacy

Demeke Mekonnen, chairman of the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), one of the four parties constituting the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and deputy chairman of the Front, disclosed today that he declined to accept candidacy for the chairmanship of the EPRDF in the interest of bringing new faces to the leadership of the ruling party and contribute his part in the deep renewal process.

EPRDF elects Abiy Ahmed chair

The council of Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has elected Abiy Ahmed (PhD), Chairman of Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organization (OPDO), as its chairman today, Tuesday March 27.

Top contenders

Hailemariam Dessalegn was on the pedestal chairing the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) Executive Committee meeting that went for the whole week starting March 11, 2018, for the last time. It was a must for Hailemariam to chair the Executive Committee meeting of the coalition as the statute of the EPRDF states that such a meeting has to be chaired by the chair of the party.

Shiferaw to chair SEPDM

In a bid to fill the party chairmanship left vacant with the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, the Southern Ethiopia Peoples’ Democratic Movement (SEPDM) elected Shiferaw Shigute as its chair after a 24 days lengthy meeting which was concluded on February 26, 2018. The party also removed Dessie Dalke, the president of the regional government, from deputy chairmanship and replaced him with the defense minister Siraj Fegessa.