Briefing from ROAPE Volume 22 Number 63
Eritrea's National Charter
The Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) held its third congress in February 1994. It was in important occasion, a watershed marking the end of military struggle and the start of the political process to fashion the state of Eritrea. The Congress adopted a National Charter depicting the Front's version of Eritrea's future, and sought to define the role of the EPLF in it. The Front renamed itself the Peoples Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), and resolved to become a broad-based political movement, distinct and separate from the state, open to all nationalist Eritreans regardless of social class and political convictions.