The EPRDF Council’s 11th Organizational Assembly, which was held in Hawassa last Wednesday, has elected to the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson on the final day.
Ethiopian People Democratic Front (EPRDF) the have elected Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and Demeke Mekonnen as Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the ruling coalition respectively.
The Congress undertook the election in a secret ballot in the afternoon of the third day of the Congress. And it was carried out by a committee of 12 members which the Congress named before the election, according to a report by Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC).
Surprisingly Abiy was re-elected almost unanimously, 99 percent of the vote cast, and Demeke Mekonnen secured 149 votes out of 177 for the deputy role.
Following the resignation of the former prime minister Hailemariam DessalegAbiy was elected to be a chairman of EPRDF for the first time.