Ethiopia’s ruling Coalition to Hold Regular Session Thursday

ADDIS ABEBA – Executive of Committee of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) will start its regular session on Thursday.

The meeting will be the first since two of the four ethnic parties that form the ruling coalition traded insults publicly.

While there have been disagreements among the parties in the past, analysts described the acrimonious exchange last month between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) as among the most serious yet.

The tension between them arose after a rogue militia tried to seize power last month in the northern Amhara region, ruled by the ADP.

Regular meeting

Last week, Prime Minister and chairperson of EPRDF Abiy Ahmed downplayed the danger of tug of war saying “it is common in global politics”.

On Thursday, EPRDF’s executive committee will review performances of the organization as well as discuss various national agendas, said the office of the Front.

After an in-depth review of performances and current issues, the Committee is expected to set directions for the future, it added.

EPRDF is made up of four ethnically-based political parties ADP, TPLF, the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) and the Southern Ethiopian People’s Democratic Movement (SEPDM).