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Ethiopia's ruling coalition endorses political merger

Ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) also changes name to Prosperity Party

Addis Getachew Tadesse   | 22.11.2019
Ethiopia's ruling coalition endorses political merger

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia 

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition of four parties endorsed a political merger with five regional ruling parties and changes its name to Prosperity Party on late Thursday. 

According to a statement by the coalition bureau, the merger brings to the fold affiliate parties, which broadens the coalition’s mass base just ahead of a May 2020 parliamentary elections.

The merger was sought for a long time by ruling parties in Harari, Benishangul, Gumuz, Gambella and Somali regional states to have an equal footing with the four parties.

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