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Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed hints elections could be postponed based on opinions of majority competing parties

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 27, 2018) Leaders of eighty-one political parties today held the first round of meetings with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to discuss on electoral reforms needed to make the upcoming elections free and fair. Speaking on whether the elections would be postponed, the Prime Minister said it would be decided based on the opinions ...

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    Ethiopia: New election boss vows to restore public trust on electoral board

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 23, 2018) Ethiopia’s new head of elections has vowed to make the electoral board an institution that would be trusted by the people in conducting free and fair elections. Birtukan Mideksa, who was elected yesterday by the Ethiopian parliament to lead the country’s electoral board says the public had lost trust on the institution ...

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      Ethiopia: PM to discuss electoral reforms with leaders of opposition parties

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 23, 2018) Ethiopia’s Prime Prime Minister will hold discussions with leaders of opposition political parties on electoral reforms and democratization processes in the country. The announcement today by the Office of the Prime Minister urges leaders of opposition parties to register for the meeting to be held on Tuesday. “The discussions will focus on ...

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        UN technical team in Ethiopia to discuss elections with all parties

        by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 14, 2018) A United Nations technical team is in Ethiopia discussing election laws and technicalities with leaders of political parties and community representatives, according to ESAT sources. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has been funding Ethiopia’s past elections against international uproar that the elections were rigged by the TPLF regime. In the 2015 ...

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          Somali immigrant and first generation Americans won U.S. elections

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (November 7, 2018) In what is being described as a referendum election on President Donald Trump, a hijab wearing immigrant from Somalia and two first generation Americans born to Eritrean and Palestinian immigrant parents won seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ilhan Omar, an immigrant from Somalia and Rashida Tlaib, born to Palestinian immigrant ...

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            Ethiopia: Priority should be building institutions of democracy, not rush to elections, says Berhanu Nega

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (September 10, 2018) Returning home from exile after 11 years, the leader of Patriotic Ginbot 7 said the country should give priority to stability, maintaining reforms and building institutions necessary for the functioning of a democratic process. Speaking to thousands of supporters and residents of the capital Addis Ababa who came out to welcome the ...

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              Ethiopia: PM sees no reasons to postpone 2020 elections

              by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (August 27, 2018) Ethiopia’s reformist Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, who said he would only stay in power if he wins an election, reiterated his position that he doesn’t see any reason for postponing the 2020 elections. Abiy Ahmed, who met the press on Saturday for the first time since he took office, also noted that ...

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