Addis Ababa (HAN) December 12, 2019. Ethiopian Elections 2020 – Political parties legalizations.
Ethiopia: National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) issues certificates of recognition for nine political parties.
Afar Peoples Justice and Democratic Party (APJDP),
Afar Peoples Liberation Party (APLP),
Gamo Democratic Party (GDP),
Mocha Democratic Party (MDP),
Kucha People Democratic Party (KPDP),
Kafa G Party (KGP),
Freedom and Equality Party (FEP),
Wolaita National Movement (WNM),
and Somali Unity Party (SUP).
Update: Jawar Mohammed’s red-carpet return signals Ethiopia’s political sea change:
As Jawar had promised his supporters – mostly young, politically active Oromo men known as the Qeerroo. He took off his shoes and walked prophet-like through the streets of the city. He then planted a tree at the site where a young man was killed by security forces nearly 15 years ago, long before the rise of the movement that threw him into the national Ethiopian spotlight.
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