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Ethiopia elections 2020

Adem Kassie Abebe @AdamAbebe Addis Abeba, April 14/2020 – The COVID-19 Pandemic has its first electoral casualty in Africa after Ethiopia announced the indefinite postponement of preparations for general elections for members of the House of Peoples’ Representatives (parliament) and Regional Legislative Councils, originally slotted for 29 August 2020. Ethiopia’s …

Bantayehu Demlie,@BantayehuD Addis Abeba, April 10/2020 – On March 31, the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced their decision to cancel the electoral calendar and operational plan for the much-anticipated August 29 elections, citing the ongoing and expected impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 8, Ethiopia announced a …

The two parties also called on all stakeholders to “join hands and prioritize defeating the coronavirus” in Ethiopia; and warned the “pandemic should not be used as pretext to further narrow the fragile political space.” Please click here to download the full statement in pdf Addis Abeba, April 03/2020 – A …