Dr. Abiy Ahmed Elected Chairperson of EPRDF

Dr. Abiy Ahmed, chair of the Oromo Peoples Democratic Organiation (OPDO), was elected as chairperson of the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).

The Council has been deliberating since last Tuesday on various issues including the report of the Executive Committee and other documents prior to the election.

The Council elected new leadership as the outgoing chairperson, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who served as chairperson of the party for five years, has decided to resign from both posts.