State-federal relations

If the new party wins it will be in a better place to strengthen the weakened relations between regional states and the federal government.

The other change would be better political representation and a federal system that treats every region and group fairly.

And finally, the most welcoming aspect of a victory for the Prosperity Party would be its commitment to protecting both group and individual rights. But to assure such promising changes, the party must be willing to prioritize Ethiopian unity over ethno-nationalism.

If the new party delivers on its promises chances are high that it could be a good alternative political force to any potential political opposition.

Yohannes Gedamu, Lecturer of Political Science, Georgia Gwinnett College

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