The EPRDF (Ethiopian peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Party) has three main tiers of leadership that is the Congress, the Council, and the Executive Committee.
The Congress meets every two or two and half years; whereas the 180-memeber Council and the 36-member Executive Committee convene every six months and three months respectively.
All the three organs consist equal representatives from the four member parties– namely, TPLF (Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front), SEPDM (Southern Ethiopian Peoples’ Democratic movement), ANDM (Amhara Nation Democratic Movement) and OPDO (Oromo Peoples’ Democratic Organization).
Read more in the posts below.
The ruling party EPRDF (Ethiopian peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front) postponed its Congress to 2018. The respective Congresses of the four member parties will be delayed likewise. According to a senior official of the EPRDF speaking to [...]
Aksum University awarded Sebhat Nega an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Leadership and Politics. Sibhat Nega Medhaniye, 81, is one of the founders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). He is commonly referred to as “Aboy [...]
(René Lefort) The so called “dominant party” steamroller has flattened everything in its way. The opposition held one seat in the outgoing parliament. It will not hold a single one in the parliament elected on May 24, 2015. And of the 1,987 [...]
(René Lefort) * It may be that, in Ethiopia, history is so powerful that the past permeates the present, and it repeats itself. In this case, what we see today is simply another interregnum between two powerful men. “Can you tell me who is in [...]
(Daniel Berhane – July 7, 2013) Ethiopia’s Prime Minister appointed twelve Minsters this week. It is the biggest cabinet reshuffle since Hailemariam took oath as Prime Minister, bar the appointments last November. The reshuffle [...]
“Opportunism” is the new enemy. It was declared a “threat” since mid-March, first in a prime space column on the state-owned daily, Addiss Zemen, then at the Congresses of the EPRDF and member parties. The specific behavior under attack is [...]
Here is a short piece by Terrence Lyons about the potential impact of Metekakat. Of course, Mr. Lyons coined yet a new word for “generational shift” for Metekakat. We can’t blame him, as even local media including the EPRDF [...]
Here-under, in the first table, I will simply list the current 180 members of the EPRDF Council as well as changes their membership status.
The second table presents the list of those who left the EPRDF Council last month. [...]
The ruling party EPRDF saw another major change in its leadership last month with the replacement of about a third of its leadership (13 of its executive members and 50 of its councilors). However, it is debatable how many of the changes [...]
Photo – March 2013 – Congress of EPRDF – Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front The Metekakat plan – officially adopted in June 2009 by the ruling party, EPRDF – is meant to transfer power to a new [...]
The Late Prime Minster Meles Zenawi was both present and absent at the two-yearly Congress of the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) held last week in Bahir Dare City, a few kilometers away from the source of Nile. As usual the [...]
Since the passing of the late PM Meles Zenawi, I coined a phrase to describe the constellation power inside the ruling party: "The out-going are not really out, the in-coming are not really in". That was to describe the relative power of [...]
Ethiopia's newly elected Prime Minister made 100 days in office on Dec. 28, 2013.
Here is a round up of his public activities. [...]
Minister Junedine Sado is on his way out, becoming the first Minister to be sacked in post-Meles Ethiopia. His dismissal from Hailemarioam’s Cabinet will probably be official, when the latter seeks parliamentary approval for a new appointee for [...]
The 180-membered Council of the ruling party, EPRDF, elected new leaders last Saturday, at the end of its two-days meeting. In the election, held after 4PM, and chaired by former Dep.PM, Addisu Legesse, the Council members voted on three [...]