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It is not a coalition per se. All involved political organizations dissolve and their members will together form a new party. The upcoming party will be organized basing constituency woredas. All its members will join the election woreda level structure of their residence and need to be elected democratically to be part of the inaugural party congress or any leadership position thereof.
The draft of the new party’s code of conduct, program and different sector policies are now ready for members’ training and discussion. It will be made public once the congress adopts them. In general, the pillars of the new party are Citizenship Based Politics that ensures all citizens will enjoy equal rights and opportunities anywhere in the country and Social Justice which basically means the program and policies developed focus on how to solve problems of the underprivileged part of our society; which we think is crucial in maintaining and further enhancing our social cohesion.
In reflection of the slew of reforms that have taken place in Ethiopia, what has impressed you most and why?
The most important of the reform was the decision made to open up the political space by freeing political prisoners and invite those that were fighting for freedom to be part of the democratization process. This, I think, is important because mending our political problems needs the engagement of Ethiopians from every corner and opinion