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7:53 pm - Friday December 14, 2018

Ethiopia's Oromo Peoples Democratic Organisation rebrands - The East African (blog)

By ANDUALEM SISAY

Ethiopia’s Oromo Peoples Democratic Organisation (OPDO) has rebranded itself as the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP).

The party of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is one of the four corporate members of the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).

The rebranding followed OPDO’s three-day general assembly, that also sacked around 80 per cent of the central committee members, replacing them with ‘young and educated’ officials.

The party also changed its logo, anthem and its governing rules and regulations.

The remaining three member parties, Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF), Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM) and the Southern Ethiopian Peoples’ Democratic Movement (SEPDM) are also scheduled to hold their general assemblies in the coming week.

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