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EPRDF Merged, Prosperity Party Officially Formed

NO MORE EPRDF. With the exception of the moping TPLF, all members of Ethiopia’s ruling EPRDF coalition today signed a unification document to become one ‘Prosperity Party.’

BY BORKENA

Three former member parties of Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, EPRDF, and five agar (“support’) parties, as they used to be called during the entire lifetime of the coalition which sort of officially ended on Sunday, December 1, 2019, have inked their signature in the capital Addis Ababa officially signaling that time for Prosperity Party is ushering. Continue reading EPRDF Merged, Prosperity Party Officially Formed

Defense Minister Lemma Megerssa Turns His Back on PM Abiy

This can only be described as a major blow to Abiy Ahmed’s vision of abolishing the ruling EPRDF coalition in favor of a singular national party, and his “Medemer” philosophy. But how severe is the blow?

BY TESFANEWS *

Lemma Megersa, the Defense Minister and Deputy Chairman of the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP). announced that he supports neither the premier’s plan to merge the ruling EPRDF coalition into a new singular ‘Prosperity Party’, nor his much touted philosophy to unit Ethiopia called “Medemer”, directly translated as “to add.” Continue reading Defense Minister Lemma Megerssa Turns His Back on PM Abiy