Ethiopia’s Tigray Region to Proceed With Vote, Stoking Tensions

Today’s decision by the Tigray Regional State Council is seen as a push back that could put the country on a different political trajectory. BY PAUL RICHARDSON | BLOOMBERG Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region announced it will proceed with elections, ignoring the electoral board’s postponement of nationwide balloting and placing its administration on a collision course with […]

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Ethiopian Parliament Rigged State of Emergency Vote

A dispute over Ethiopia emergency rule vote ensued after footage posted online BY AARON MAASHO | REUTERS * Footage of an Ethiopian parliamentary session posted online on Saturday appeared to contradict official reports of the number of votes cast to validate the state of emergency, though government officials dismissed the discrepancy as a mistake.

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What Happened to the Flawed Ethiopian Election

By TesfaNews, AFTER witnessing that the May 24 elections in Ethiopia has become a subject of worldwide ridicule, the election board was told on Thursday to suspend declaring the results. By then the board had already reported results from 80 percent of the votes that all goes miraculously to the ruling EPRDF, leaving the opposition empty-handed. A week […]

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“Multi-Party Democracy in Ethiopia Dead” – Opposition

By AFP, ETHIOPIA’S main opposition party on Friday condemned weekend elections, which saw the ruling party cruise back into office, as a “disgrace” and proof the country was a one-party state. According to preliminary results from last Sunday’s elections, the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn secured all 442 […]

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Ethiopians Embarrassed by Ruling Party’s Landslide Victory

By TesfaNews, NOTHING is further from the truth and all Ethiopians know it. The flawlessly organised election robbery that took place in Ethiopia on May 24 is now concluded with the unpopular ruling EPRDF party wining by a landslide . Over 37 million registered voters out of the 96 million people reportedly cast their ballots in the […]

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Ethiopia Election Met With Silence From Voters

By Anita Powell (for VOA), ETHIOPIA will hold a major election Sunday, but critics of the longtime ruling party say systematic repression has made this vote a nonevent. Outside of the country, Ethiopians who say they are political refugees have even harsher words for the government. On the streets of Ethiopia’s capital, it’s hard to […]

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President Al-Bashir Reelected with 94% of Vote

By Abdelmoneim Abu Idris Ali, SUDAN’s President Omar al-Bashir was re-elected with more than 94 percent of the vote, results showed on Monday, despite international war crimes charges and a poll marred by low turnout and an opposition boycott. The opposition rejected the result as a “joke” after the electoral commission announced the figures securing […]

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