Appeals to the PM and the Mayor
Semayawi Party a.k.a. Blue Party (Blue) is finalizing all the necessary documents and evidences to sue the Addis Ababa City Administration because the latter halted the party’s plan to organize a public demonstration at Meskel Square tomorrow morning, Getaneh Balcha, Deputy Chairperson of the Party told The Reporter.
The Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum (Medrek), the All Ethiopian Unity Party (AEUP) and Blue Party (Blue) Thursday expressed concern over the recent conflict that erupted along the Oromia-Ethiopian Somali Region border.
Semayawi Party’s, aka the Blue Party (Blue), planned press conference slated for Friday at Harambee Hotel was cancelled for unexplained reasons, Abebe Akalu, head of public relations of the party, told The Reporter.
Opposition political parties taking part in the ongoing negotiation with the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) announced on Thursday the formation of a new alliance comprising of 12 opposition political parties, out of the 15 parties in the negotiation.
The All Ethiopian Union Party (AEUP) and Blue Party (Blue) briefed members of the diplomatic community on various political issues, including their alliance and proposed merger, the impacts of the state of emergency (SoE) on the country’s political landscape, the upcoming Addis Ababa City Administration elections as well as their future plans, last week.
The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) is undertaking preparations to hold a referendum in 12 Kebeles of the Amhara Regional State to determine the long-standing self administration question of the Kimant people in the region up on the request of the House of Federations (HoF).