EPRDF Executive Committee to meet on 11 March

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Executive Committee of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) will hold its meeting as of March 11, 2018.

Shiferaw Shigute, head of EPRDF office, told journalists on 9 March that the Committee will deliberate on the outcomes of the evaluation the four member parties of EPRDF had conducted regarding their Organization.

It will also evaluate the six-month performance of the EPRDF and put forward directions after reviewing current situations in the country and progress of the ongoing deep renewal program.

The Executive Committee will also hold discussions to decide whether to extend or not the EPRDF congress, which was extended due to security and current situations, he said.

EPRDF usually holds its congress every two years or every two and a half years.

Shiferaw said that “It is my belief that the Congress could be extended until August as central committee of the four member parties of EPRDF had previously decided the Congress to be extended by six months.”

Regarding the State of Emergency, he said it was imposed as security problems were observed first in eastern parts of Amhara regional state and then in some parts of Oromia regional state.

After the end of the Executive Committee’s meeting, the Council of EPRDF will convene to elect the chairman of the Organization, he stated.

The Council is also expected to pass decisions after deliberating on Organizational activities, challenges and solutions, he said.


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