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SEPDM announces findings of study conducted to demarcate SNNP regional state

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Addis Ababa, July 24, 2019 (FBC) –The Southern Ethiopian People’s Democratic Movement (SEPDM) has released findings of a study conducted to scientifically respond to demands for new administrative structure in the SNNP regional state.

The 20-person team who conducted the study for the past seven months issued a press conference this afternoon. Members of the team are researchers in Anthropology, History, Public Management, Political Science, and Federalism.

They collected information from more than 17,000 people in all zones of the regional state, except one, while conducting the study.

The regional state had received several demands for self-administration and statehood status, the experts said during the press conference.

The study reviewed the administrative structure put in place in 1987 E.C and the advantages the residents gained from it as well as the cause of demands for new statehood status.

According to findings of the study, majority of residents in the regional state are in favor of the regional state to continue as it is now.

Splitting the regional state into two or more is a second option recommended by the. The third option is to delay formation of new regional states.