Afar National Democratic Party

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The Afar National Democratic Party (Amharic: የአፋር ብሔራዊ ዴሞክራሲያዊ ፓርቲ?; ANDP) is a political party in Ethiopia. At the last legislative elections, 15 May 2005, the party won 8 seats, all from the Afar Region. The current Minister of Social Affairs and the Deputy Chairman of Pastoralist Affairs are members of the party.[1]

It is reported that the ANDP was created in the latter half of 1999 from a merger of the Afar Liberation Front (ALF) and the Afar People's Democratic Organization with three smaller organizations—the Afar National Liberation Front, the Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front (ARDUF) and the Afar National Democratic Movement. However, there have been more recent reports indicating that the ALF and ARDUF still operate as independent organizations.[2]

In the August 2005 Regional assembly elections, the party won 84 out of 87 seats in the Afar Region.[3]

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