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OLF and Election Board disagree about party registration

The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), a political organization established in 1973 by Oromo nationalists is in a dispute with the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) about registering for the upcoming elections. OLF argues that it is not a new party, therefore, it does not have to be registered to participate in upcoming elections held in 2020. NEBE disagrees. The PR director of OLF Ato Tolera Adeba said that the party's request to not be registered as a new party has been declined by the NEBE, but the party submitted its concern again and is waiting for a response. It is known that the OLF and other opposition parties in exile came back to Ethiopia after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed invited them to return home and participate in politics and moved to lift the terrorist designation of three major opposition political parties, OLF being one.