Nat’l Electoral Board of Ethiopia Cancels Registration of 27 Political Parties

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Addis Ababa, May 15/2020(ENA) The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia announced yesterday that it has canceled the registration of 27 political parties and is still investigating the documents of 76 others.

NEBE on its official page wrote that the cancellation of the registration of the 13 political parties was due to failure to provide satisfactory reason for failing to submit the required documents. The parties under this category are:

1. Ethiopian Democratic Unity Movement – (For failure to submit list of founding members and to conduct general assembly);

2. Gadaa System Advancement Party – (For failure to submit list of founding members);

3. Yem People’s Democratic Movement – (For failure to submit lists of founding members and to conduct general assembly);

  4. Denta Dubama Kichinchila Democratic Organization – (For failure to submit list of founding members and to conduct general assembly);

5. Ethiopia National Unity Congress – (For failure to submit list of founding members);

6. Tigre Werji People Democratic Organization – (For failure to conduct general assembly);

7. All Amhara People Organization – (For failure to submit list of founding members and to conduct general assembly);

8. Ethiopian Unity Democratic Organization – (For failure to conduct general assembly);

9. All Amhara Peoples Party – (For failure to submit list of founding members);

10.  Ethiopian Nationwide Movement – (For failure to submit list of founding members);

11.  South Ethiopia Democratic Congress – (For failure to submit list of founding members);

12.  Sheko People Democratic Organization  – (For failure to conduct general assembly); and

13. Liberty Peace for Ethiopia Unity Party – (For failure to submit list of founding members).

The board also on the other hand canceled the registration of 14 political parties due to failure of submitting the necessary documents. The parties are:

1. YeEthiopia Raey Party

2. All Ethiopian Democratic Party

3. Congress of the People of Kampata

4. Hadiya National Democratic Organization

5. Omo People’s Democratic Union

6. The Democratic Movement for the People of Delwe

7. Bench People’s Democratic Organization

8. The People’s Democratic Party of the Silte

9. Afar People’s Liberation Party

10. Somali Unity Party

11. Freedom for Unity and Justice Party

12. National Renaissance for Peace Development

13. South West Ethiopia People’s Union

14. Gambella Regional Movement

Meanwhile, the cases of two political parties, namely Ethiopian Democratic Party and Wolene People Party, will be considered separately as the Board believes that they can conduct their general assemblies after COVID-19. However, the other documents are being investigated.

It is to be recalled that NEBE had called on all political parties to submit all the documents it detailed in accordance with the revised political parties registration proclamation.