Ruling coalition council approved the merger to form “Prosperity Party”
Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) council approved executive committee decision to merge three parties to form Prosperity Party. Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is not part of it
Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) council approved on Thursday the merger of three ethnic-based parties to form a single one.
The decision was previously approved by the executive committee of the coalition in a meeting called last Saturday. Six members of the executive committee and they are from Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), voted against the merger saying that the executive committee should first discuss the outcome of the research conducted to determine the merger.
The executive committee that voted in favor of the merger passed the decision to the ruling party’s council, has 180 members drawn from member parties that constitute the coalition, for approval, and it is approved.
Seemingly excited about it, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tweeted about it soon after the completion of the council’s meeting: Read more...