The delisting is a condition of the TPLF’s participation in a transitional regional government following the end of Ethiopia’s civil war.
Ethiopia’s parliament on Wednesday removed the dominant party in the Tigray region from a list of “terrorist organizations”, a major step towards establishing a regional interim government after the end of a two-year civil war.
The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which led the northern region at war with the federal government in late 2020, was designated a “terrorist” group in May 2021.
“The House has approved by a majority vote the decision to lift the TPLF’s terrorist status,” parliament said on Facebook.
The move, supported by most of the country’s politicians, will strengthen the November 2022 peace deal between the TPLF and the federal government, it said.
The deal ended the conflict in which tens of thousands of people were killed and millions displaced from their homes.
The delisting is a condition of the TPLF’s participation in a transitional regional government, which the party last week nominated its spokesman, Getachew Reda, to lead.
Getachew did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.