Ethiopia’s opposition party, Patriotic Ginbot 7 (PG7) has become the latest to collaborate with other parties, as politicians and their organizations position themselves for the national elections in 2020.
PG7, which until July this year, was considered a terrorist organisation, has agreed to work with three political parties; Semayawi (Blue), Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP) and the former Unity Party.
Andargachew Tsige, PG7’s Secretary General said the parties agreed to pursue and advocate for citizen based politics during a meeting held in the capital, Addis Ababa.
PG7 is reportedly ready to restructure itself, and change its name if necessary.
Other parties including prime minister Abiy Ahmed’s political party have undergone restructuring, including changing names and logos ahead of the 2020 vote.
PG7, ODF and OLF were all previously operating in exile, until they responded to ongoing democratic reforms championed by Abiy’s government. (Africa News)