A consultative meeting among political parties in Ethiopia has agreed to resolve their differences at roundtable discussions to overcome the current crises occurred in connection with the ongoing nationwide reforms.

In the two-day meeting kicked off yesterday, the political parties discussed on the electoral system and the modalities of settlements of disputes in the election process. The consultative meeting is organized to gather inputs for the amendment of the electoral law and have listed 32 agendas that need to be discussed in the future.

The meeting was organized jointly by the Office of the Federal Attorney General, National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), and the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy.

The parties on the occasion submitted to NEBE a total of 32 agendas that need to be discussed at dialogues to be held in the future among themselves and other organizations.

The agendas mainly focused on issues of political parties, electoral board, the upcoming election, democratic institutions, constitution, federalism, and foreign affairs, among others.

Speaking on the forum, Senator Ben Knapen, who came from the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD), shared experiences of Dutch’s political parties.

Speaking on the forum, Senator Ben Knapen, who came from the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD), shared experiences of Dutch’s political parties.

The Senator briefed Ethiopian political parties about the political culture in the Netherlands and the benefit of the multiparty system.

He called on Ethiopian parties to work together and focus on national agendas to maintain the sustainability of the reform underway in the country