New Ethiopia Opposition Coalition Envisions Regime Change

2 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Ethiopian National Movement (ENM) was launched on Sunday, October 30, after months of negotiations among four political parties that formed the coalition to lead and coordinate the struggle of the Ethiopian people for justice, freedom and democracy.

Formed by the Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement for Unity and Democracy, Oromo Democratic Front, Afar People’s Party and Sidama People’s Democratic Movement, ENM strongly condemns the killings, mass incarcerations and atrocities being committed against innocent civilians. It believes that the unjust rule of the brutal minority regime, which has declared a state of emergency to crush popular demand for change, is no longer sustainable.

ENM strives to create a peaceful transition in Ethiopia on the tombs of the dictatorial Tigrian minority regime, which has been inflicting unimaginable sufferings on the people of Ethiopia. The coalition also urges the U.S. Government and other Western countries to work with agents change such as EMN instead of providing unconditional aid to a regime that is terrorizing its own people.

EMN envisions a truly federal democratic system that respects human, political and civil rights of all Ethiopians. ENM firmly believes in the necessity of creating a peaceful transition to enable citizens fully exercise their rights and create an all-inclusive government through a democratic process.

The coalition is in negotiation with other opposition political groups in a bid to create a larger and broad based movement for democratic change.
 

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