Ethiopia’s ruling coalition to throw away its “revolutionary democracy” ideology – Bloomberg

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition plans to overhaul its decision-making structures and to tear-up its ideology of three decades, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s part of the alliance said. The ODP announced the plans Friday to restructure the coalition and replace the EPRDF’s ideology of “revolutionary democracy,” which it branded divisive and “undemocratic.”

The move comes as the ruling coalition gears up for elections scheduled for next year, in which the EPRDF’s constituent branches must compete with opposition parties amid a political opening up.[…]