Hawassa October 05/2018 The Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has elected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen as its Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.
The announcement was made at the 11th Organizational Congress of the front minutes ago.
The electoral committee disclosed that Abiy was elected with 176 of the 177 voters, while Demeke got 149 of the 177 votes.
EPRDF has also elected three persons as Audit Commission members. Accordingly, Engineer Aweke Hailemariam of the Amhara Democratic Party, Jemal Redi of Southern Ethiopia Peoples’ Democratic Movement, and Berhanu Feyissa of Oromo Democratic Party were elected chairperson, deputy chairperson, and secretary, respectively.
The congress which was held for consecutive three days starting from October 3, 2018 is expected to be concluded today.