Political parties have indispensable role to sustain ongoing dev’t, democracy: NEBE
Addis Ababa, 13 December 2013 (WIC) – Political parties have a key role for the sustainability of the ongoing development and democratization process in the country, the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) said.
The National Electoral Bard of Ethiopia held here yesterday a consultative forum with senior leaders of national political parties.
NEBE Chairperson Professor Merga Bekana on the occasion said that political parties have indispensable role to expedite development and build democracy by designing policies that lead to peace and prosperity.
He further said political parties have significant contribution in filling gaps that encounter during the implementation of policies and strategies.
Some 41 senior leaders drawn from 21 political parties attended the forum held at the NEBE’s training center located at Nifas Silk area.
A total of 75 political parties (24 national and 51 regional) are currently operating in the country.
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