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18 Mar 2015
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Addis Ababa March 18/2015 National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) said it has been organizing election-related data so as to make them useful inputs for future studies.

Computerizing the numbers of voters, contesting parties and candidates of the upcoming election has already begun.

NEBE Information and Communication Technology Directorate Representative, Daniel Teklay, told ENA that the data are being organized for researchers who conduct studies on political affairs of the country.

Besides, the data collection and organization has helped the board to effectively dispatch the necessary materials for the election; and this would play a big role in making the May 2015 election flawless, he stated.

The data organization will be completed early this March, the representative said, adding that the data would have immense use to universities, NGOs and international research institutions.

Meanwhile, NEBE Public Relations and Communication Director, Demisew Benti said voters’ registration that started this week at the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and military camps as well as in institutions of higher learning is underway without problem.

Over 3,000 voters were registered at 1,300 special polling stations across the country during the last three days, he added.

The fifth Ethiopian national election is scheduled to take place in May 24, 2015.

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National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE)

Official Results of the 24th May 2015 General Elections

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia Conducted the 5th round General Elections in all the 9 Regional States and 2 City Administrations on 24 May 2015 in a legal manner ensuring the sovereign power of the people. The general election was conducted to the House of People’s Representative (HoPR) and Regional State Councils (RSC). The general elections were characterized by high voter turnout, and orderly conduct of the Election Day proceeding. The elections were culminated in free, fair, peaceful, credible and democratic manner.

The final results of the general elections are to be declared on 22 June 2015 in accordance with the Amended Electoral Law 532/2007 Article 77 and the formal time table of the Board. In line with this, the Board has assessed in detail the results of the elections on its 010/07th regular meeting held on 18 June 2015 ensuring that:

· All the results of the 24 May 2015 General Elections have been received from all over the country:

· Decisions have been given timely to all the Complaints Lodged by contending Political parties according to the law.

Thus, the Board approved the results unanimously and subsequently decided to announce to the nation today, 22 June 2015. Thus, a summary of the final results to the HoPR and RSC is presented as follows as:


THE NATIONAL ELECTORAL BOARD OF ETHIOPIA

A summary of final results of the 2015 General Elections

To the House of People’s Representatives ( HoPR)

 

No

Winner Party

Results obtained

1

The Ethiopia peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic front (EPRDF)

500

2

The Somali people’s Democratic Party (SPDP)

24

3

The Bensishangul Gumuz Peoples Democratic party( BGPDP)

9

4

The Afar National Democratic Party (ANDP)

8

5

The Gambela People’s Unity Democratic Movement (GPUDM)

3

6

The Harari National League (HNL)

1

7

The Argoba People Democratic Organization (APDO)

1

Total number of seats in the House of people’s Representative

546

 

THE NATIONAL ELECTORAL BOARD OF ETHIOPIA

A summary of final results of the 2015 General Elections

To the Regional state councils (RSC)

 

No

Regional state

No Constituency

Winner party

Results Obtained

1

Tigray

152

The Tigray people’s Liberation Front ( TPLE-EPRDF)

152

2

Afar

96

The Afar National Democratic Party (ANDP)

The Argoba People’s Democratic Organization (ANDP)

93

3

3

Amhara

294

The Amahara National Democratic Movement (ANDM-EPRDF)

294

4

Ormia

537

The Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO/EPRDF/

537

5

Somali

273

The Somali People’s Democratic Party (SPDP)

273

6

Benishangul Gumuz

99

The Benishangul Gumuz Peoples Democratic Party (BGPDP)

99

7

SNNP

348(-3)

The Southern Ethiopian People’s Democratic Movement(SEPDM-EPRDF)

345

8

Gambella

155

The Gambela people’s unity Democratic Movement (GPUDM)

155

9

Hareri

36

The oromo Peoples Democratic organization (OPDO/EPRDF)

The Harari National League (HNL)

18

18

Total number of seats in the 9 Regional states

1989

 

N.B -3 denotes that that Ginbo –Gewta in SNNP Constituency is not included yet

 




Here we are!

 

After 5 years of long journey, now here we are that we left only 5 days for the 5th national Election Day. Starting from the capacity building trainings; parties’ registration, deputies’ registration, voters’ registration, preparation of election officials and observers, distribution of election materials and many other issues had been held successfully. The board is proud of this successful process. Concerning this all works done before, the comments from the stake holders are very appreciative and most of them admitted the fretfulness of the process.

From all this election works the process of voting, counting and result announcement need more attention and everybody become sensitive when it come to this point . Some people say it is suspense and exiting process. The board understands the seriousness of the stage and it is working as best as to fulfill the responsibility given by the people of Ethiopia and the constitution.

It is expected that on the day of election and result announcement there will be some complaints. The followings are some the complaints we heard from the previous elections.

Ø The voting process is corrupted, the votes had been stolen

Ø When the political parties and deputes don’t get the vote that they expected, by making the election officials and other bodies the reason they refuse to accept the results.

Ø After the voting time ended and the polling stations closed some voters may come and say “we have to vote now”

Ø And there will be other issues related to this which will create complaints

But the truth is every political party and deputy from the beginning to the end by using its representatives; where the presence of public observers they followed every step of the election and putted their signature confirming that the process is legal. They will do the same procedure during voting and counting. so the possibility of the occurrence of the above mentioned problems are very law. But if there is a possibility, there is grievance hearing committees at every polling station, constituency, and regional board offices. So anybody who has compliant on the process can apply to this appeal hearing committees step by step. Then the compliant will be solved according to the law.

The reflection of the complaint against the law by creating conflict and unlawful revolution; disturbing the people and the country is not expected from one party or deputy who thinks to lead the country. And if some party or deputy does that it is a shameful act and it is not a sign of civilization. So parties and deputes should keep their political ethics and civilization on the day of voting, counting and announcement of results as they showed during the other process we have done together. The board strictly recommends the people of Ethiopia to struggle the illegal movement which disturbs the people peace and security. Every person should work to respect the law and to make the others respect the law.



The rights and responsibilities of citizens in democratic election

 

Democratic election is the process of election where citizen participate by electing and being elected equally, freely, fairly and peace fully. Democratic election assures that the people are the source of power and the owner of power. In Ethiopian context this type of election held in every 5 year interval and when there is question according to the law. There for democratic election needs active participation of citizens.

These article discuses about the

v rights of citizens in democratic election

v the participation of citizens in democratic election

v The voter’s ethics and related issues.

The rights of citizens in democratic election

One of the fundamental rights of citizens in democratic election is the right to vote and to be elected. While citizens participate actively to elect their representatives, the democratic representation process becomes visible. Voting is right to the person. Nobody shall force the citizens to vote. Even if voting is the individual’s right, it has its own responsibilities. Because the decision of the representatives elected affect every citizen directly or indirectly. So when the effect comes it will be difficult to oppose or support the representative who didn’t get your vote. The concept that says “every vote is equal” makes voting necessity. The FDRE constitution states the following about the citizen’s right to vote and to be elected.

Article 38

The Right to Vote and to be elected

1. Every Ethiopian national, without any discrimination based on color, race, nation, nationality, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion or other status, has the following rights:

(a) To take part in the conduct of public affairs, directly and through freely chosen representatives;

(b) On the attainment of 18 years of age, to vote in accordance with law;

(c) To vote and to be elected at periodic elections to any office at any level of government; elections shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret ballot, guaranteeing the free expression of the will of the electors.

 

1. The right of everyone to be a member of his own will in a political organization, labour union, trade organization, or employers’ or professional association shall be respected if he or she meets the special and general requirements stipulated by such organization.

2. Elections to positions of responsibility with any of the organizations referred to under sub-Article 2 of this Article shall be conducted in a free and democratic manner.

3. The provisions of sub-Articles 2 and 3 of this Article shall apply to civic organizations which significantly affect the public interest.

The responsibility of citizens in democratic election

 

In democratic election beyond the right to vote and to be elected citizens should carry out their responsibilities to the successful election process. Among the responsibilities expected from the citizens the followings are the list.

Ø Active participation in voting

Ø Developing the culture of tolerance and respect

Ø Keeping them self from prohibited action during election

 

Active participation in democratic election

 

Whereas democratic election is the assurance of people sovereignty, it is a weapon that people use to give the power to the political party or individual deputy who they wanted and also it is a weapon to avoid the unwanted one. So the people should be active to vote. Every Ethiopian citizen without any discrimination based on color, race, religion, nationality, gender, language, politics or any other attitude he/she have constitutional right to vote without any direct or indirect influence.

The citizens’ role in making the election process peace full

 

The aim of election is to insure democracy and sustainable peace by creating the government which the people believe in. this democratic system helps the people by settling good governance, insuring equality and social justice. Also it facilitate to the citizens to work hard and win poverty. So to make election peace full citizen should encourage the political parties and deputies to respect the law and discourage those of who work against the law.

Prohibited acts and items around polling station

When citizens go to the polling station to vote they should be aware of prohibited acts and items around polling station. The amended directive on voting counting and announcement of results states about details. Article 17 of this directive listed the prohibited acts.

v No one shall present with in 500 meter diameter of the polling station while carrying arms or while drunk or in other manner that disturbs the peace.

v People who are not voters and those who have already voted shall not enter the area within 500 meter diameter of the polling station.

v No one shall disturb or obstruct the electoral process inside or outside the polling station

 

Also article 19 0f the amended directive on voting, counting and announcement of results mention the prohibited items around the polling station as follows.

v No one shall bring into the polling station fire arms, knifes or knife-like sharp objects, or objects utilized or combat according to the circumstances such as canes, whips, wooden blocks, iron bars or any other solid or liquid materials which is inflammable or explosive.

v Anyone who brings the above mentioned items to the polling stations shall deposit them with the election wardens before entering the polling station.

 

 

 


 

National Electoral Board of Ethiopia 2015 General Election Poletical parties Candidatures

No.

Political parties who are running for elections

Regional Council Representatives’

House of Peoples Representatives

Total

 

Men

Women

Total

Men

Women

Total

Men

Women

Total

 

1

Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front

714

636

1350

314

187

501

1028

823

1851

 

2

Ethiopia Federal Democratic Unity Forum

607

32

639

261

9

270

868

41

909

 

3

Blue Party

195

9

204

135

4

139

330

13

343

 

4

Ethiopian Democratic Party

154

18

172

159

6

165

313

24

337

 

5

Ethiopian Somali People's Democratic Party

196

77

273

10

14

24

206

91

297

 

6

Coalition for Unity and Democratic Party

103

16

119

93

15

108

196

31

227

 

7

All Ethiopian Democratic organization

98

11

109

76

2

78

174

13

187

 

8

Unity For Democracy and Justice Party

82

13

95

89

3

92

171

16

187

 

9

Gambela People's Unity Democratic Movement

115

41

156

3

0

3

118

41

159

 

10

All Oromo People Democratic Party

65

5

70

40

9

49

105

14

119

 

11

New Generation Party

49

9

58

53

6

59

102

15

117

 

12

BenishangulGumuz People's Democratic Party

80

19

99

5

4

9

85

23

108

 

13

Ethiopian Raie Party

58

4

62

40

2

42

98

6

104

 

14

Afar National Democratic Party

77

16

93

6

2

8

83

18

101

 

15

Gumz People's Democratic Movement

78

7

85

8

0

8

86

7

93

 

16

Ethiopian Democratic Unity Movement

33

5

38

33

6

39

66

11

77

 

17

Ethiopia Democratic Union

39

4

43

22

2

24

61

6

67

 

18

Ethiopian Justice and Democratic Forces Front

31

5

36

23

3

26

54

8

62

 

19

SidamaHadicho People Democratic Organization

37

6

43

14

1

15

51

7

58

 

20

Oromo National Congress

31

0

31

20

3

23

51

3

54

 

21

Geda System Advancement Party

28

5

33

18

0

18

46

5

51

 

22

All Ethiopian National Movement

16

6

22

12

16

28

28

22

50

 

23

Agew Democratic Party

26

2

28

15

1

16

41

3

44

 

24

Ethiopian Peace and Democratic Party

13

7

20

10

6

16

23

13

36

 

25

Gedeo People Democratic Organization

21

0

21

7

0

7

28

0

28

 

26

Harari National League

10

8

18

1

0

1

11

8

19

 

27

Oromo Liberation Unity Front

9

0

9

5

0

5

14

0

14

 

28

Bench People Democratic Organization

9

0

9

3

0

3

12

0

12

 

29

Wolayta People Democratic Front

5

3

8

4

0

4

9

3

12

 

30

Indipendent Candidate

3

0

3

9

0

9

12

0

12

 

31

Welene People Democratic Party

3

0

3

7

0

7

10

0

10

 

32

Dilwabi Peoples' Democratic Movement

6

1

7

2

0

2

8

1

9

 

33

Donga People Democratic Organization

6

0

6

2

0

2

8

0

8

 

34

DentaDubamoKichinchila People's Democratic Organization

3

2

5

2

0

2

5

2

7

 

35

Kembata People's Congress

4

1

5

2

0

2

6

1

7

 

36

All Amhara People's Organization

3

0

3

4

0

4

7

0

7

 

37

Ethiopian's Unity Democratic Organizaion

0

0

0

6

0

6

6

0

6

 

38

Somali Democratic Alliance Forces

5

0

5

0

5

0

5

 

39

Dube and Degeni Nationality Democratic Party

2

1

3

2

0

2

4

1

5

 

40

Argoba People Democratic Organization

3

0

3

1

0

1

4

0

4

 

41

Argoba Nationality Democratic Movment

3

0

3

1

0

1

4

0

4

 

42

TigriWorgi Nationality Democratic Organization

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

43

Oromo Liberation Unity Front

3

0

3

3

0

3

 

44

Western Somali Democratic Party

2

0

2

0

2

0

2

 

45

All Ethiopian Democratic Party

2

0

2

2

0

2

 

46

SodoGordona Peoples' Democratic Organization

1

0

1

1

0

1

 

47

Ethiopian National Unity Party

1

0

1

1

0

1

 

Total

3022

969

3991

1527

301

1828

4549

1270

5819

 



 

 

No

Name

Government financial support for the purpose of election to competitive political parties

Total

Principle of Equality

Principle of Seats

Per Candidates

Per women candidates

Candidates

Women candidates

1

EthiopianPeople's Revolutionary Democratic Front

206,896.52

7,931,658.00

2,066.47

3,543.31

3,825,035.97

2,916,144.13

14,879,734.62

2

Ethiopia Federal Demecratic Unity Forum

0.00

3,776.98

2,066.47

3,543.31

1,878,421.23

145,275.71

2,027,473.92

3

Ethiopian Democratic Party

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

696,400.39

85,039.44

833,163.96

4

Blue Party

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

708,799.21

46,063.03

806,586.37

5

Coalition for Unity and Democratic Party

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

469,088.69

109,842.61

630,655.43

6

Unity For Democracy and Justice Party

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

386,429.89

56,692.96

494,846.98

7

All Ethiopian Democratic Party

51,724.13

3,776.98

2,066.47

3,543.31

386,429.89

46,063.03

487,994.03

8

New Generation Party

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

241,776.99

53,149.65

346,650.77

9

All Oromo People Democratic Party

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

245,909.93

49,606.34

347,240.40

10

Ethiopian Raie Party

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

214,912.88

21,259.86

287,896.87

11

Ethiopian Democratic Unity Movement

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

159,118.19

38,976.41

249,818.73

12

All Ethiopian National Movement

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

103,323.50

77,952.82

233,000.45

13

Ethiopian Justice and Democratic Forces Front

0.00

2,066.47

3,543.31

128,121.14

28,346.48

156,467.62

14

Ethiopia Democratic Union

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

138,453.49

21,259.86

211,437.48

15

Ethiopian Somali People's Democratic Party

51,724.13

1,076,439.30

2,066.47

3,543.31

613,741.59

322,441.21

2,064,346.23

16

Oromo National Congress

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

111,589.38

10,629.93

173,943.44

17

Geda System Advancement Party

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

105,389.97

17,716.55

174,830.65

18

Ethiopian Peace and Democratic Party

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

74,392.92

46,063.03

172,180.08

19

Agew Democratic Party

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

90,924.68

10,629.93

153,278.74

20

Sidama Hadicho People Democratic Organization

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

119,855.26

24,803.17

196,382.56

21

Benishangul Gumuz People's Democratic Party

51,724.13

404,136.86

2,066.47

3,543.31

223,178.76

81,496.13

760,535.88

22

Afar National Democratic Party

51,724.13

392,805.92

2,066.47

3,543.31

208,713.47

63,779.58

717,023.10

23

Gumz People's Democratic Movement

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

192,181.71

24,803.17

268,709.01

24

Welene People Democratic Party

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

20,664.70

-

72,388.83

25

Gedeo People Democratic Organization

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

57,861.16

-

109,585.29

26

Ethiopian's Unity Democratic Organizaion

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

12,398.82

-

64,122.95

27

Oromo Liberation Unity Front

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

28,930.58

-

80,654.71

1,448,275.64

9,812,594.04

11,442,044.39

4,298,035.03

27,000,949.10

28

All Amhara People's Organization

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

14,465.29

-

66,189.42

29

Wolayta People Democratic Front

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

24,797.64

10,629.93

87,151.70

30

Tigri Worgi Nationality Democratic Organization

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

6,199.41

-

57,923.54

31

Bench People Democratic Organization

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

24,797.64

-

76,521.77

32

Dilwabi Peoples' Democratic Movement

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

18,598.23

3,543.31

73,865.67

33

Gambela People's Unity Democratic Movement

51,724.13

600,539.82

2,066.47

3,543.31

328,568.73

145,275.71

1,126,108.39

34

Oromo Liberation Unity Front

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

6,199.41

-

57,923.54

35

Donga People Democratic Organization

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

16,531.76

-

68,255.89

36

Denta Dubamo Kichinchila People's Democratic Organization

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

14,465.29

7,086.62

73,276.04

37

All Ethiopian Democratic Party

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

4,132.94

-

55,857.07

38

Kembata People's Congress

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

14,465.29

3,543.31

69,732.73

39

Dube and Degeni Nationality Democratic Party

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

10,332.35

3,543.31

65,599.79

40

Argoba People Democratic Organization

51,724.13

15,107.92

2,066.47

3,543.31

8,265.88

-

75,097.93

41

Argoba Nationality Democratic Movment

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

8,265.88

-

59,990.01

42

Sodo Gordona Peoples' Democratic Organization

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

2,066.47

-

53,790.60

43

Harari National League

51,724.13

71,762.62

2,066.47

3,543.31

39,262.93

28,346.48

191,096.16

44

Ethiopian National Unity Party

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

2,066.47

-

53,790.60

45

Somali Democratic Alliance Forces

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

10,332.35

-

62,056.48

46

Western Somali Democratic Party

51,724.13

2,066.47

3,543.31

4,132.94

-

55,857.07

47

Oromia Liberation National Party

51,724.13

51,724.13

48

Gamo Democratic Union

51,724.13

51,724.13

49

Gomogofa Peoples Democratic Union

51,724.13

51,724.13

50

Union of Tigrians for Democracy & Sovergnty

51,724.13

51,724.13

51

Sidama Liberation Movement

51,724.13

51,724.13

52

Ethiopian Social Democracy-Southern Coalition Unity Party

51,724.13

51,724.13

53

Oromo Federalist Congress

51,724.13

51,724.13

2,793,103.02

10,500,004.40

11,999,991.29

4,500,003.70

29,793,102.41


Voting process

 

It is known that there are three phases of election. These are pre election, election and post election. Voting process is the heart of election. so voters, election officers, political parties, candidates and other concerned bodies should be well aware of the voting process.

The amended electoral law of Ethiopia proclamation number 532/2007 article 62 states about the briefing of operation of polling station. According t this article the polling station shall be operational simultaneously on the date to be fixed by the board. And in our case the board fixed the day on may 24/2015 that the general national election to be held.

Before the voting started the presence of representatives of political parties and private candidates, electoral officers and public observers should be checked. And the chief electoral officer should show them that the ballot box is empty and all materials sealed and safe before voting started. Also the political party’s representatives and candidates, public observers and electoral officers should confirm about the materials and the ballot box in writing and by signing the documents prepared for this.

The voting shall start at 6:00 in the morning. In the voting process there are steps that all voters shall pass through. When one voter goes to polling station, he/she first get security safeguards at the entrance. He/she shall cooperate for the security checking at the entrance. Next to the entrance, there is a place where briefing on the voting process will be held. So the voter should attend the briefing session and it helps to be aware about the party’s candidates and their logo. And also it helps to know how to mark on the ballot paper and related issues. After the briefing the voter shall keep the queue and there will be coordinators who help the voters to go one by one.

After passing these steps the voter goes to the electoral roll to verify his name that he registered as voter before. And when the voters name found on the roll he /she shall sign in front of the name o confirm that they are voting. Next to this the electors nail shall be marked with an indelible ink by the officer who appointed to do this. After the nail mark the voter shall be issued with ballot papers and the voter shall mark on the ballots and fold them in the booth.

Finally the voter shall cast the vote in the ballot box and leave the polling station at the exit door. We hope that this writing created some picture in your mind about the set up of polling station and voting process. we will keep you update on other issues.

 


The political parties appreciated the election board’s effort

 

On the awareness creation meeting held in Adama from March 29 – April 2 the national and regional political parties who are going to participate on the 2015 national General election appreciated the board’s effort to make the election fair, free and democratic. Also the political parties forwarded their thanks to the board. During the 4 days discussion every political parties was starting their speech by recognizing the works which done by the board and almost all of the parties was grateful.In the election to be held in the coming may 2015 the competition will be between 58 political parties. While 22 of them are national political parties and the rest are regional. The parties discussed on election ethics laws and election compliant resolving process. The political parties reflected their comment and building ideas freely and without any limitations.

The higher level leaders of the National Election Board of Ethiopia were leading the stage and lawyer’s presented papers on the ethics and complaint resolving laws.

As we all know Ethiopia had 4 elections before and now it is going to take place the 5th one. The progress of the election process is amazingly improved and the capacity of the political parties becomes stronger and stronger.The board chairman Prof. Merga Bekana said `this days we really proud of our political parties competency. The ideas raised from the political parties especially from the opposite parties, is matured and based on knowledge compared to the past years. The disciplines of the parties during discussion and their culture of tolerance and respect of difference of ideologies and ideas are really appreciated`. Also prof. Merga Mentioned that the board worked hard to this result by delivering capacity building trainings and awareness creation trainings starting from 2013 continuously up to today. From this said the chairman, know we are here listening to political parties recognizing our effort and showing their respect do the board rather than complaining on the board and accusing it for its partiality as before.

Vice Chairman of the board Dr. Adisu G/Egziabiher also reflected during the discussion and said that he is very happy by seeing the parties’ confidence and the improvement in ethics, ideas and commitments and he promised on behalf of the board that the support and the commitment of the national election board of Ethiopia to the political parties will continue strongly.

 



ELECTION AND ETHICAL REPORTING

 

FREEDOM OF MEDIA

The media has significant roles on the development of the country’s political, social and economical aspects. After Ethiopia became free from Autocratic regime holistic changes have been seen in different sectors including media industry. The democratic principles and practice like freedom of speech, freedom of idea was ideal and didn’t practice among citizens before Ethiopia adopted the democratic system. Also during the king’s era and the Dergue regime media was the instrument of the leading party to transmit only the governing party idea. The citizens are not allowed expressing their ideas using the media.

The 1987 constitution article 29 states that the citizens have the right to express their ideas freely. This freedom can be expressed by speech, written and printed materials. This right has its responsibilities and duties in exception. If the given freedom affects the interest of others security and the public peace, right and moral the law shall limit the right.

Based on this we can see the ethics of mass media institutions and journalists on the manner of reporting about election.

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE OF JOURNALISM AND ETHICS

Practically now adays mass Medias are working to create awareness among nations about the current political, economical and social aspects of the country. But this doesn’t mean that the goal was achieved regarding professionalism and the ethics. This is because of shortage of journalism training institution, lack of strong, influential and organized professional association even though the existing association isn’t strong.

This has influenced the well organized development of the sector so that the deliverance of accurate and qualified information was biased. In addition to this since the private media has no well organized source of capital they mainly focused on generating financial benefits and they can deliver ethically not bounded information to the society.

JOURNALISM & ELECTION

In any cases the Board of election makes its door open to receive and give any information regarding election. So that citizens can have legal information through the Medias. As well the Board is working jointly with political parties.

Also the Mass Medias should work in the election process by encouraging electors, by transmitting information which help electors to make decision, by making them self impartial from any political party or deputy they expected to carry out their responsibility ethically.

Concerning this, the code of conduct for the mass media and journalists on the manner of reporting about elections regulation number 6/2010 states about impartiality in detailed. The regulation proclaims about rule of law, the responsibility of the journalists, the responsibility of the mass media, the responsibility of the political parties and other related issues.

THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE JOURNALISTS ON REPORTING ABOUT ELECTION

In the media industry it is well known that the media by itself is the organization comprised of different structural framework including management, journalists and so on. However the back bone of the institutios is journalist. The information transmitted to the public by the mass media is produced and edited by journalists. It is known that the journalist involves in all stages from planning the program up to the finally edited version which will be posted to public. So that journalists should be ethical to the issue they have seen and hear from the source to the output.

Especially in the national issues like election the journalist had the obligation to report impartially by considering the consequences of the report and the power of the information once it address every one’s ear. The journalist should be sure about the sources and the accuracy of the information. The news and the reports should be based on the main issue released from the source.

Beyond this, using emotional expressions which advocate partiality, discrimination or violence and against the professional ethics may disturbs the peaceful election process. The law warns the journalist to not try this type of reporting. May be when the journalist reports the opinions of those who do advocate discrimination or violence the laws put such views in a clear context and do report the opinion of those against whom sun sentiments are directed.

THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MASS MEDIA ON REPORTING ABOUT ELECTION

The mass media institutions should work responsibly when reporting on election. According to this any mass media should differentiate reports on the main issue and personal commentary.

When the mass media reports on election they should focus on the truth and real information. Personal commentary on the issue shall be reflected on the page of editorial. But the public Medias can not reflect any comments which support or oppose any political party or deputy in their editorials.

The mass media should work any election related report without any discrimination among political parties or deputies.

CONCLUSION

The Ethiopian election board has a goal in the election consists of peace, justice, democratic and transparent election. To achieve the goal the mass media, journalist and parties have significant role. And those sectors have responsibility as well. So mass Media should focus on the peaceful election process rather than giving due attention to their financial interests.


 

The political parties appreciated the election board’s effort

On the awareness creation meeting held in Adama from March 29 – April 2 the national and regional political parties who are going to participate on the 2015 national General election appreciated the board’s effort to make the election fair, free and democratic. Also the political parties forwarded their thanks to the board. During the 4 days discussion every political parties was starting their speech by recognizing the works which done by the board and almost all of the parties was grateful.

In the election to be held in the coming may 2015 the competition will be between 58 political parties. While 22 of them are national political parties and the rest are regional.

The parties discussed on election ethics laws and election compliant resolving process. The political parties reflected their comment and building ideas freely and without any limitations.

The higher level leaders of the national election board of Ethiopia were leading the stage and lawyer’s presented papers on the ethics and complaint resolving laws.

As we all know Ethiopia had 4 elections before and now it is going to take place the 5th one. The progress of the election process is amazingly improved and the capacity of the political parties becomes stronger and stronger.

The board chairman Prof. Merga Bekana said `this days we really proud of our political parties competency. The ideas raised from the political parties especially from the opposite parties, is matured and based on knowledge compared to the past years. The disciplines of the parties during discussion and their culture of tolerance and respect of difference of ideologies and ideas are really appreciated`.

Also prof. Merga Mentioned that the board worked hard to this result by delivering capacity building trainings and awareness creation trainings starting from 2013 continuously up to today. From this said the chairman, know we are here listening to political parties recognizing our effort and showing their respect do the board rather than complaining on the board and accusing it for its partiality as before.

Vice Chairman of the board Dr. Adisu G/Egziabiher also reflected during the discussion and said that he is very happy by seeing the parties’ confidence and the improvement in ethics, ideas and commitments and he promised on behalf of the board that the support and the commitment of the national election board of Ethiopia to the political parties will continue strongly

 




FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR POLITICAL PARTIES

 

Although in the era of Axumite kingdom Ethiopia was known as the most civilized nation in the world, the rendezvous of Ethiopia and democratic system including election and others doesn’t have long history. Mean while the country’s economic and social status became the least of all the countries in the world and known as the most poor and mentioned as the example of poverty. Even though once up on the time it was civilize, it took a lot of decades to built democracy in Ethiopia.

Around half of 20th century there was a trend to elect traditional leaders which come from the Ethiopian people’s cultural clan system and its intimacy. Even if all the power was only exercised from central government there are traditional leaders Like Shengo in Amahara Region, Aba Geda in Oromia and Jondongon in Agnuak.

In the era of autocratic government power was not limited, and the period of election was not bounded. The government announces that power was from heaven that the God elects the kings and can be taken back by the God only. Finally the ideology proclaimed in the constitution which inaugurated in 1923EC.

In the 1923Ec constitution article 32 mentioned that the people can elect their leaders but not in democratic way. And the principles of democratic way doesn’t mentioned in the article.

In the military regime there was no intention and wills of election in the structure of the government. In fact in 1979 the government issued the proclamation of the election of the representatives but every activity is dominated by one political party. The electoral board, the electorate and election was done by the leading party. No competitions of ideology, no other parties but there was single party, single election process. So there was monopoly system.

After those long and hard struggle Ethiopia becomes the democratic country and now practicing and building the system to be exercised among the nations and nationalities of Ethiopia. Now citizens can elect and they have rights to be elected freely. The political conciseness among peoples almost achieved and through the time it shows increment. And it becomes one parameters of civilization and recognized as there is political and social development in the country. Over all the government is committed to build multiparty system in the country to upgrade the political structure. This leads citizen to share their idea, to raise their approach. To be elected, to form any party, Freedoms of idea and so on. This is the crucial socio economic development and the government gives due attention for this practice.

The government is now committed to support parties who has been organized and registered according to the strategy of multiparty system. It has been proclaimed as the packages to build capacity and financial support. And the government is working hard to strengthen the participation of several political parties thus now in Ethiopia there are above 50 parties are registered and exercising their rights and duties. The support will continue as promised in the election proclamations.

ELECTION AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT

The revised political party’s registration proclamation number 573/2008article 42 mainly focus on the financial support for the political parties and its source. The grant helps the political parties to build capacities, to aid material support and to upgrade political awareness of the peoples in the country.

The financial support can be from the government, donation or support from different stakeholders in the country or out the country and from well-known legal sources. And the grant should be applied according to the producers underlined in the proclamation.

The financial aid should be from well-known source. But if the source isn’t known it isn’t accepted as mentioned in the proclamation.

IS THE GRANT SUPPORT OR BUDGET?

The financial support that different stakeholders offer is not the source of budget for any parties. It is simply support and the main aim is to encourage parties to participate in the multi-party political system. But sometime it is misinterpreted and few parties raise complain that grant is used as their source of budget and they think it as a budget. Definitely not budget it is aid. The aid is granted as the will of the offer organization and its allocated based on a lot of reasons and it will be continue after fully implementation and if it is trusted by the users to achieve their program. This was clearly proclaimed in the revised proclamation. The implementation is based on different parameters in consideration of the capacity of political parties and their accessibility to the community.

As it was clearly mentioned in the registration proclamation article 45, support to be granted to political parties shall have to be apportioned between the parties on the bases of proportional to their number of seats in the federal or state houses considering the number of candidates, the number of women candidates nominated by the political parties. However if the political parties didn’t meet the minimum requirements, the support will not be granted. As well as if the parties don’t fully implement the grant as it was mentioned in the proclamation offer will be denied. Even if they take the aid and support they will be forced to return back.

THE WAY HOW THE GRANT IMPLMENTED

The grant offered may be in monetary cash, or in kind or in the way of service as mention in the implementer proclamation 5/2001 and is governed by Ethiopian election board. When the support is in cash, the parties taking the offer should have legally known account number in any banks. The money should be implemented by accounting system and at the end should be audited legally.

The grant offered in kind may be implemented as the will of the parties like poster, t-shirts, and different printable materials as well as electronic materials like computer, printer, megaphone and other materials used to mobilize election process.

The service support offered to the parties includes the use of media as legally recognized and the meeting hall for their annual and important meeting.

HOW MUCH THE CITIZENS ARE AWARED ABOUT THE GRANT

Although through a lot of mobilization there is improvement in the awareness of the political party’s financial support, there are also some misunderstandings. These are:-

ü The government organizes political parties through the grant

ü Since the parties are organized by the support of leading parties, they tend to be images of party not potential competitor.

These misunderstand is not really of the citizens. But some peoples looking the backwardness of the country and those who wants to make confusion between nations and who want to divert the strong mutual relationship between the government and the citizens.. This misinterpretation manipulated in some parties and their supporters and it has no ground, not justified and worthless.

But the support is granted to the parties according to the laws proclaimed by considering the requirements of the registered parties. It is neither to organize new parties nor to make the parties not real competitor. The support was neither governed by the government nor leading parties.

Rather the financial support helping the formation of a lot of parties and strengthening the multiparty system in the country. Thus there are many options for the citizens to reconsider the political participation and plays significant role in the development of the countries political, social and economic development.

So that the government, the parties and the Medias should work jointly for creating awareness among nations, Nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia.

CONCLUSION

The main aim of the financial support to the parties is to build capacity, to motivate and encourage parties and when they get motived the multiparty system implemented among nations. But some parties may think the offer as their source of budget and complains their shortage of budget. We strongly recommend them to look their plan and source of budget rather than complaining the support isn’t distributed on time and they couldn’t move forward. 

 


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Addis Ababa March 18/2015 National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) said it has been organizing election-related data so as to make them useful inputs for future studies.

Computerizing the numbers of voters, contesting parties and candidates of the upcoming election has already begun.

NEBE Information and Communication Technology Directorate Representative, Daniel Teklay, told ENA that the data are being organized for researchers who conduct studies on political affairs of the country.

Besides, the data collection and organization has helped the board to effectively dispatch the necessary materials for the election; and this would play a big role in making the May 2015 election flawless, he stated.

The data organization will be completed early this March, the representative said, adding that the data would have immense use to universities, NGOs and international research institutions.

Meanwhile, NEBE Public Relations and Communication Director, Demisew Benti said voters’ registration that started this week at the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and military camps as well as in institutions of higher learning is underway without problem.

Over 3,000 voters were registered at 1,300 special polling stations across the country during the last three days, he added.

The fifth Ethiopian national election is scheduled to take place in May 24, 2015.

- See more at: http://www.ena.gov.et/en/index.php/politics/item/528-nebe-organizing-data-for-future-studies#sthash.emieHSvy.dpuf

NEBE Organizing Data for Future Studies Featured

18 Mar 2015
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Addis Ababa March 18/2015 National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) said it has been organizing election-related data so as to make them useful inputs for future studies.

Computerizing the numbers of voters, contesting parties and candidates of the upcoming election has already begun.

NEBE Information and Communication Technology Directorate Representative, Daniel Teklay, told ENA that the data are being organized for researchers who conduct studies on political affairs of the country.

Besides, the data collection and organization has helped the board to effectively dispatch the necessary materials for the election; and this would play a big role in making the May 2015 election flawless, he stated.

The data organization will be completed early this March, the representative said, adding that the data would have immense use to universities, NGOs and international research institutions.

Meanwhile, NEBE Public Relations and Communication Director, Demisew Benti said voters’ registration that started this week at the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and military camps as well as in institutions of higher learning is underway without problem.

Over 3,000 voters were registered at 1,300 special polling stations across the country during the last three days, he added.

The fifth Ethiopian national election is scheduled to take place in May 24, 2015.

- See more at: http://www.ena.gov.et/en/index.php/politics/item/528-nebe-organizing-data-for-future-studies#sthash.emieHSvy.dpuf

Addis Ababa March 17/2015 Ethiopian Broadcast Authority (EBA) said political parties have not utilized fully the free airtime and the space allotted to them in the print media during the past two weeks.

Speaking as the evaluation consultative meeting held today, EBA Follow up Capacity Building Director, Deressa Terefe said the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front has used 98 percent of its allotted air time in the radio, 100 percent in television and 86 percent in the print media.

EPRDF partner parties have used only 51 percent of the time allocated in radio and 33 percent in television.

Opposition political parties have used 37 percent of the time allocated in radio, 53 percent in television and 2 percent in the print media, the director stated.

According to the director, capacity limitation, lack of cooperation on the part of some media outlets and breaching of law are among the major reasons problems encountered during the stated period.

EBA Director-General, Zeray Asgedom said on his part that the media have been working cooperatively with all the political parties.

They have provided them with technical support in order to promote and publicize their programs, he noted.

Yet, some of the media should provide technical and studio support to the political parties, the Director-General added.

The authority finally called on all political parties to give prime attention to preparing their promotional programs based on the editorial policies.

- See more at: http://www.ena.gov.et/en/index.php/politics/item/525-political-parties-failing-to-fully-utilized-media#sthash.rHex3FQT.dpuf


Political Parties Failing to Fully Utilized Media


Addis Ababa March 17/2015 Ethiopian Broadcast Authority (EBA) said political parties have not utilized fully the free airtime and the space allotted to them in the print media during the past two weeks.

Speaking as the evaluation consultative meeting held today, EBA Follow up Capacity Building Director, Deressa Terefe said the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front has used 98 percent of its allotted air time in the radio, 100 percent in television and 86 percent in the print media.

EPRDF partner parties have used only 51 percent of the time allocated in radio and 33 percent in television.

Opposition political parties have used 37 percent of the time allocated in radio, 53 percent in television and 2 percent in the print media, the director stated.

According to the director, capacity limitation, lack of cooperation on the part of some media outlets and breaching of law are among the major reasons problems encountered during the stated period.

EBA Director-General, Zeray Asgedom said on his part that the media have been working cooperatively with all the political parties.

They have provided them with technical support in order to promote and publicize their programs, he noted.

Yet, some of the media should provide technical and studio support to the political parties, the Director-General added.

The authority finally called on all political parties to give prime attention to preparing their promotional programs based on the editorial policies.

 

 

Addis Ababa March 17/2015 Ethiopian Broadcast Authority (EBA) said political parties have not utilized fully the free airtime and the space allotted to them in the print media during the past two weeks.

Speaking as the evaluation consultative meeting held today, EBA Follow up Capacity Building Director, Deressa Terefe said the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front has used 98 percent of its allotted air time in the radio, 100 percent in television and 86 percent in the print media.

EPRDF partner parties have used only 51 percent of the time allocated in radio and 33 percent in television.

Opposition political parties have used 37 percent of the time allocated in radio, 53 percent in television and 2 percent in the print media, the director stated.

According to the director, capacity limitation, lack of cooperation on the part of some media outlets and breaching of law are among the major reasons problems encountered during the stated period.

EBA Director-General, Zeray Asgedom said on his part that the media have been working cooperatively with all the political parties.

They have provided them with technical support in order to promote and publicize their programs, he noted.

Yet, some of the media should provide technical and studio support to the political parties, the Director-General added.

The authority finally called on all political parties to give prime attention to preparing their promotional programs based on the editorial policies.

- See more at: http://www.ena.gov.et/en/index.php/politics/item/525-political-parties-failing-to-fully-utilized-media#sthash.rHex3FQT.dpu



NEBE Training Law Enforcement Bodies for Upcoming Election

 

 

 


Adama March 17/2015 National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) said law enforcement bodies have huge responsibility to legally resolve disagreements that may arise between political parties during the election.

Opening a two-day training workshop yesterday in Adama, NEBE Deputy Chairperson, Addisu Gebre-egziabher said ensuring the supremacy of law is essential to conclude the election in a fair, free, democratic and credible manner.

He stated that multi-party system has been consolidated in Ethiopia as the election processes are governed by international principles and in conventions and in a way that ensures the benefits of the people.

Ensuring the rule of law has paramount importance in making the upcoming election fair, free, peaceful and democratic, the deputy chairperson stressed.

According to him, 58 of the 76 recognized political parties will contend in the upcoming election, he added.

In the two- day training are taking part police and prosecutors drawn from Gambella, Benishangul-Gumuz, Harrari and Diredawa.

 


NEBE Organizing Data for Future Studies

 

Addis Ababa March 18/2015 National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) said it has been organizing election-related data so as to make them useful inputs for future studies.

Computerizing the numbers of voters, contesting parties and candidates of the upcoming election has already begun.

NEBE Information and Communication Technology Directorate Representative, Daniel Teklay, told ENA that the data are being organized for researchers who conduct studies on political affairs of the country.

Besides, the data collection and organization has helped the board to effectively dispatch the necessary materials for the election; and this would play a big role in making the May 2015 election flawless, he stated.

The data organization will be completed early this March, the representative said, adding that the data would have immense use to universities, NGOs and international research institutions.

Meanwhile, NEBE Public Relations and Communication Director, Demisew Benti said voters’ registration that started this week at the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and military camps as well as in institutions of higher learning is underway without problem.

Over 3,000 voters were registered at 1,300 special polling stations across the country during the last three days, he added.

The fifth Ethiopian national election is scheduled to take place in May 24, 2015.

 

NEBE Organizing Data for Future Studies Featured

18 Mar 2015
12 times

Addis Ababa March 18/2015 National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) said it has been organizing election-related data so as to make them useful inputs for future studies.

Computerizing the numbers of voters, contesting parties and candidates of the upcoming election has already begun.

NEBE Information and Communication Technology Directorate Representative, Daniel Teklay, told ENA that the data are being organized for researchers who conduct studies on political affairs of the country.

Besides, the data collection and organization has helped the board to effectively dispatch the necessary materials for the election; and this would play a big role in making the May 2015 election flawless, he stated.

The data organization will be completed early this March, the representative said, adding that the data would have immense use to universities, NGOs and international research institutions.

Meanwhile, NEBE Public Relations and Communication Director, Demisew Benti said voters’ registration that started this week at the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and military camps as well as in institutions of higher learning is underway without problem.

Over 3,000 voters were registered at 1,300 special polling stations across the country during the last three days, he added.

The fifth Ethiopian national election is scheduled to take place in May 24, 2015.

- See more at: http://www.ena.gov.et/en/index.php/politics/item/528-nebe-organizing-data-for-future-studies#sthash.emieHSvy.dpuf

NEBE Organizing Data for Future Studies Featured

18 Mar 2015
12 times

Addis Ababa March 18/2015 National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) said it has been organizing election-related data so as to make them useful inputs for future studies.

Computerizing the numbers of voters, contesting parties and candidates of the upcoming election has already begun.

NEBE Information and Communication Technology Directorate Representative, Daniel Teklay, told ENA that the data are being organized for researchers who conduct studies on political affairs of the country.

Besides, the data collection and organization has helped the board to effectively dispatch the necessary materials for the election; and this would play a big role in making the May 2015 election flawless, he stated.

The data organization will be completed early this March, the representative said, adding that the data would have immense use to universities, NGOs and international research institutions.

Meanwhile, NEBE Public Relations and Communication Director, Demisew Benti said voters’ registration that started this week at the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and military camps as well as in institutions of higher learning is underway without problem.

Over 3,000 voters were registered at 1,300 special polling stations across the country during the last three days, he added.

The fifth Ethiopian national election is scheduled to take place in May 24, 2015.

- See more at: http://www.ena.gov.et/en/index.php/politics/item/528-nebe-organizing-data-for-future-studies#sthash.emieHSvy.dpuf


NEBE announced Government Finance support -

 

 

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia announced the allocated government finance support for election campaigns.

The government finance will support and enables active actors in the competition and build the capacity of political parties during their campaigns.
The 57 political parties running for the upcoming general election will officially launched campaigning February 24 via on government and private broadcast and print media.

Accordingly the Board has decided the criteria, 10 percent of the total finance support for campaigning will be equally shared among all contesting parties, 35 percent based on number of seats at the national parliament and regional councils, 15 percent for women candidates  and the parties and 40 percent on number of candidates poetical parties.

 


List of Registered Political Parties

 

1. Country-wide

 

No

Name

Abbreviation

Chairperson/

Representative

1

All Ethiopian Unity Organization

AEUO

Ato Abebaw Maheri

2

Ethiopian Peace and Democratic Party

EPDP

Ato Seid Yimer

3

Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front

EPRDF

H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn


4

Ethiopian Democratic Party

EDP

Dr. Chane Kebede

5

All Amhara People's Organization

AAPO

Ato Shewangizaw G/silassie

6

Geda System Advancement Party

GSAP

Ato Workneh Tadese

7

Ethiopia Democratic Union

EDU

Dr. Kebede H/Mariam

8

All Ethiopian Democratic Party

AEDP

Ato Seman Amdela

9

United Ethiopian Democratic Forces

UEDF

Dr. Merera Gudina

10

Ethiopian National Unity Party

ENUP

Ato Eshetu W. Tsadek

11

All Ethiopian National Movement

AENM

Ato Mesafint Shiferaw

12

Coalition for Unity and Democratic Party

CUDP

Ato Ayele Chamiso

13

Ethiopian Democratic Unity Movement

EDUM

Ato Guesh G/selassie

14

Welene People Democratic Party

WPDP

Ato Abdi Temam

15

Ethiopian Justice and Democratic Forces Front

EJDFF

Ato Girmay Hadera

16

All Oromo People Democratic Party

AOPDP

Ato Tesema Hunduma

17

Ethiopian Raie Party

ERP

Ato Teshale Sebro

18

Ethiopia Federal Demecratic Unity Forum

Forum

Prof. Beyene Petros

19

Blue Party

Blue

Eng. Yilakel Getenet

20

Oromo Federalist Congress

OFC

Dr. Merera Gudina

21

New Generation Party

NGP

Ato Asfew Getachew

22

Ethiopian Social Democracy-Southern Coalition Unity Party

ESD-SCUP

Prof. Beyene Petros

23

Unity For Democracy and Justice Party

UDJP

Ato Tigistu Awelu

 

 

2. Regional

 

No

Name

Abbreviation

Chairperson/

Representative

1

Tigrayan People's Leberation Front

TPLF

H.E. Ato Abay Woldu

2

Oromo People's Democratic Organization

OPDO

H.E. Ato Muktak Kedir

Ato Mulatu Tsigie

3

Amhara National Democratic Movement

ANDM

H.E. Ato Demeke Mekonnen

Dr. Demeke Atlaw

4

Western Somali Democratic Party

WSDP

Ato Hersi Dol Heris

5

Harari National League

HNL

H.E. Ato Murad Abdulahi

Ato Yasin Hussen

6

Oromo Abo Liberation Front

OALF

Ato Hussien Abdela

7

Gamo Democratic Union

GDU

Ato Jembere G/Medhin

8

Denta Dubamo Kichinchila People's Democratic Organization

DDKPDO

Ato Getahun Nuramo

9

Kembata People's Congress

KPC

Ato Erchafo Erdelo

10

Tigri Worgi Nationality Democratic Organization

TWNDO

Ato Hassen Haji Mustefa

11

Oromo Liberation Unity Front

OLUF

Ato Ahmed Haron

12

Donga People Democratic Organization

DPDO

Ato Markos Bonjere

13

Oromo National Congress

ONC

Ato Tolossa Tesfaye

14

Ethiopian's Unity Democratic Organizaion

EUDO

Ato Admasu Hailu

15

Harari People's Democratic Party

HPDP

Eng. Mohammed Adem

16

Ethiopian Somali People's Democratic Party

ESPDP

H.E. Ato Mohanned Resheid

Ato Elyas Mohammed

17

Hadiya Nation Democratic Organization

HNDO

Prof. Beyene Petros

18

Gedeo People Democratic Organization

GPDO

Ato Alesa Mengesha

19

Somali Democratic Alliance Forces

SDAF

Ato Buh Hussien

20

Yem Nationality Democratic Movement

YNDM

Ato Kidane Ramsew

21

Afar National Democratic Party

ANDP

H.E. Ato Esmiel Ali Sero

Ato Mohammed Kedir

22

Tembaro People's Democratic Union

TPDF

Ato Assefa Abebo

23

Gurage People Democratic Front

GPDF

Ato Girma Bogale

24

Sodo Gordona Peoples' Democratic Organization

SGPDO

Dr.Yilma Mamo

25

Bahir Work Mesmes People's Democratic Organization

BWMPDO

Ato Abageda Selamu

26

Oromia Liberation National Party

OLNP

Dr. Faris Isayas

27

Konso People's Democratic Union

KPDU

28

Omo People's Democratic Union

OPDU

Ato Girma Bekele

29

Sidama Liberation Movement

SLM

Dr. Milion Tomato

30

Gamo-Gofa Peoples Democratic Uinty

GGPDU

Ato Demissie Tsara

31

Wolayta People Democratic Front

WPDF

Ato Tekle Borena

32

Southern Ethiopia People's Democratic Movment

SEPDM

His Excellency Ato Hailemariam Desalegn

Ato Muder Seman

33

Dube and Degeni Nationality Democratic Party

DDNDP

Ato Abdi Oumer

34

Dilwabi Peoples' Democratic Movement

DPDM

Ato Habbas Haji Mohamed

35

Afar National Revolutionary Democratic Front

ANRDF

Ato Salih Ali Hodele

36

Sidama Hadicho People Democratic Organization

SHPDO

Ato Solomon Boroda

37

Unity of Southern Ethiopian Democratic Forces

USEDF

Ato Tekle Borena

38

Afar Liberation Front Party

ALFP

Ato Kedafo Idahis

39

Bench People Democratic Organization

BPDO

Ato Petros Marku

40

Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front

ARDUF

H.E. Ato Mehamuda Ahmed Gaas

41

Sheko and Regional People Democratic Organization

SRPDO

Ato Indrias Bedi

42

Hadiya National Unity Democratic Organzation

HNUDO

Ato Getahun Watumo

43

Union of Tigrians for Democracy and Sovereignty

ARENA

Ato Gebru Asrat

Ato Kahesay Zegeye

44

Ethiopian Addis Miraf Party

EAMP

Ato Mekonnen Ayalew

45

Argoba People Democratic Organization

APDO

Ato Abdulkadir Mohammed

46

Harari Democratic Organization

HDO

Ato Abdurahman Mohamed

47

Gambela People's Unity Democratic Movement

GPUDM

H.E. Ato Gatluwak Tut Kot

48

Argoba Nationality Democratic Movment

ANDM

Ato Hassen Mohammed

49

Maokomo Special Woreda Peoples Democratic Unity Movment

MSWPDUM

Ato Mohammed Musa

50

Benishangul Gumuz People's Democratic Party

BGPDP

H.E. Amb. Misganew Admasu

51

Agew Democratic Party

AGDP

Ato Andualem Tilahun

52

Gumz People's Democratic Movement

GPDM

Ato Worku Baro

53

Benshangul Peoples'Libration Movement for Peace Democracy Organization

BPLMPDo

Ato Jafar Mustefa Abdun

 


Political Parties that Formed Front

 

No.

Front Name

Members of the Front

Abbrevia-

tion

National

Reginal

Chair Person

1

Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front

EPRDF

P

H.E. Ato Hailemariam Desalegn


Tigrayan Peoples Liberation Front

TPLF

Amahara National Democratic Movement

ANDM

Oromo People's Democratic Organization

OPDO

Southern Ethiopia Peoples' Democratic Movement

SEPDM

2

Ethiopia Federal Demecratic Unity Forum

Members of the Front

FORUM

P

Prof Beyene Petros


Ethiopian Social Democracy-Southern Coalition Unity Party

ESD-SCUP

Oromo Federalist Congress

OFC

Union of Tigrians for Democracy & Sovergnty

UTDS

Sidama Liberation Movement

SLM

3

Ethiopia justice and Democratic Forces Front

Members of the Front

EJDFF

P

Ato Girmay Hadera


Ethiopian Democratic Union

EDU

Unity of Southern Ethiopan Democratic Forces

USEDF

Oromia Liberation National Party

OLNP

No.

Front Name

Members of the Front

Abbrevia-

tion

National

Reginal

Chair Person

4

Unity of Southern Ehtiopia Democratic Forces

USEDF

P

Ato Tekle Borena


Wolayta People's Democratic Front

WPDF