Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front

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Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front
ChairmanAbiy Ahmed
Deputy ChairmanDemeke Mekonnen
Founded8 May 1988 (1988-05-08)
Dissolved1 December 2019 (2019-12-01)
Succeeded byProsperity Party
HeadquartersAddis Ababa
NewspaperNew Vision
Youth wingEPRDF Youth League
Women's wingEPRDF Women's League
Membership (2011)6,000,000[source?]
IdeologyAfter 1991:
Revolutionary democracy
Ethnic federalism
Poly-Ethnic nationalism
Until 1991:
Political positionAfter 1991:
Centre-left to left-wing
Until 1991:
Colours  Red
Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front
  • TPLF (1988–2018)
  • ODP (2018–2019)
Dates of operation1988–2019
HeadquartersAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
IdeologyEthnic federalism
StatusDissolved. Its ideology still permeates Ethiopian politics.
Battles and warsOromo conflict, Ethiopian Civil War, Eritrean–Ethiopian War

The Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front was a political coalition in Ethiopia from 1988 to 2019. It was made of four political parties: Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), Amhara Democratic Party (ADP), Oromo Democratic Party (ODP) and Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement (SEPDM). After leading the overthrow of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it dominated Ethiopian politics from 1991 to 2019. In November 2019 it was dissolved, and Prime Minister and the chairman Abiy Ahmed merged three of the constituent parties (not the TPLF) into his new Prosperity Party, which was officially founded on 1 December 2019.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Alem Habtu. "Ethnic Federalism in Ethiopia: Background, Present Conditions and Future Prospects". S2CID 11477280. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. "Warum Ahmed ein guter Preisträger ist – trotz seiner Fehler". ZDF.
  3. "Kommentar: Äthiopiens Reformregierung und die Kräfte des ethnischen Nationalismus". Deutsche Welle.
  4. Exclusive: Third day EPRDF EC discussing "Prosperity Party" Regulation. Find the draft copy obtained by AS