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TPLF and the plan to merge EPRDF parties

The governing Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) came to power in 1991 after the socialist DERG regime was defeated in a civil war. The EPRDF, a coalition of four parties, Tigray People's Liberation Front, Amhara Democratic Party, Oromo Democratic Party, and Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement. It is known that the parties are ethnically based. In a meeting with various representatives of political parties yesterday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced that the ethnic coalition that he is currently leading will become a unitary party in a few months time. If it becomes a reality, the EPRDF coalition becoming a unitary party will be one of the major changes made by the reformist leader, prime minister Abiy Ahmed. BBC asked TPLF central committee member Doctor Fissha Haftetsion what TPLF's stand on the issue is. Dr. Fisseha said that the current status of the coalition is not in the position for a unitary.