December 4, 2019
Ethiopia’s newly merged political party, Prosperity Party, is seeking recognition from the National Election Board of Ethiopia.
The party shared a brief update about it on the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democracy Party (EPRDF) social media page on Wednesday.
The new party requested Ethiopia’s Election Board to cancel registration certificates which have been granted to member parties and allies of former EPRDF coalition in accordance with Political Parties registration and ethics legislation 1162/2100. These parties and they are eight in number, have merged to form a single party named Prosperity Party.
As well, the party requested the election board to recognize and grant Prosperity Party with registration certificate as per article 91 (4) of the legislation.
The Party disclosed that it has submitted all relevant documents to the election board.
Member parties that signed official documents of the merger to form Prosperity Party on December 1 are:
Afar National Democratic Party (ANDP)
Benishangul-Gumuz Democratic Party (BDP)
Oromo Democratic Party (ODP)
Amhara Democratic Party (ADP)
Southern Ethiopian Peoples’ Democratic Movement (SEPDM)
Somali Democratic Party
Gambela Peoples Democratic Movement (GPDM)
Harari National League (HNL)
Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), a party that is considered as the architect of the dying EPRDF, has vehemently opposed the merger on alleged grounds that “it violates the constitution and the regulations of the former coalition.” Consequently, TPLF is toiling to mobilize what it calls “Federalist Forces” to “defend the Federal system and the constitution.”
Join the conversation. Like borkena on Facebook and get Ethiopian News updates regularly. As well, you may get Ethiopia News by following us on twitter @zborkena
Congress Dr Abiye
How is it possible for the same parties to get recognition with two different coalitions names . Birtukan Midekssa is getting played by EPRDF .
EPRDFin yamene gumin yezegene .
Public Media reports say Lemma Megerssa and Muktar Kedir are saying OPDO is EPRDF member , Same as Genet Zewde is saying ADP is notbin a position fit to make this move to join PP within less than half a year after the “Coup” , Hailemariam Desalegn is saying EPRDF represents Southern people not PP and many more from other parties do not recognize PP. In the meantime Lidetu Ayalew is saying he got robbed from his post in his party, all this scandals EPRDFites create fell on Birtukan’s lap to sort out. If I was her I would revive Kinijit rather than be part of this ridiculous EPRDFites scandal .
Prosperity party for the last option in ethiopia .all Ethiopian people will together upgrading new ethiopians.think you for,ourprime monster Dr,abiy ahmed.