Wednesday, July 28, 2021
HomeLatestAfrican Union called the Ethiopian Election "orderly, peaceful and credible"

African Union called the Ethiopian Election “orderly, peaceful and credible”

African Union called the Ethiopian Election “orderly, peaceful and credible”. It also called on the International Community and African Union to support Democratic Institutions in Ethiopia  

AUEOM during a press conference after the Ethiopian Election (Photo : EBC)

borkena

The African Union Election Observer Mission (AUEOM) on Wednesday released a preliminary result of observation about Ethiopia’s 6th General Election. 

The mission considered the circumstances under which Ethiopia undertook the election and released a rather positivist statement with some recommendation. 

It concluded that “despite some operational, logistical, security, political and COVID-19 related challenges, overall, the pre-election and Election Day processes were conducted in an orderly, peaceful and credible manner. There was nothing, in the Mission’s estimation, that distracted from the credible conduct of the elections. The Mission, therefore, commends all Ethiopians for the demonstrated commitment to the democratic development of the country. ” 

It also called for parties not content with the result of the election to resort to exploiting legal and institutional mechanisms to address the issue in the interest of making the next steps of the electoral phase peaceful. 

There was a message to the international community in the report too.  For the AUEOM, the international community needs to continue supporting the task of strengthening democratic institutions in Ethiopia. National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), Civic Society organizations and political parties are among entities that are identified to be supported by the International Community. The same recommendation is given to the African Union. 

Another recommendation, it does not  seem to be related to credible democratic election and the capacity to undertake one,  is that the international community is advised to “encourage and support the Ethiopian authorities to undertake national reconciliation initiatives.”  A PDF version of the preliminary report is available here

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia has not officially disclosed the outcome of the result yet, but unofficial preliminary results are known in most polling stations starting on Tuesday this week. From the preliminary results, it seems that the ruling party has won the election in most parts of the country.  Opposition parties that were expected to make important wins in some places including in the capital Addis Ababa have lost to the ruling party, and in some cases to individual candidates. 

East African Standby Force observers,another observer’s mission, released a positivist remark on Tuesday. The entity, that is drawn from eight countries in the region, said Ethiopia’s sixth general election was “free,fair and calm.” 

European Union Observers did not take part in the election after the Ethiopian government rejected a precondition, including importing a telecom device to the country, that EU demanded. Ethiopian government rejected them on grounds of the sovereignty of the country. 

__

Topic : African Union

Join the conversation. Like borkena on Facebook and get Ethiopian News updates regularly. As well, you may get Ethiopia News by following us on twitter @zborkena

advertisment

5 COMMENTS

  1. How about that? How about that!!! Did you have the chance to read some of the comments by these bigoted ‘advocates’ among us? The use such words of desperation as ‘sham election’ way before June 21. They have the nerve to tell us that the solution for the current ills that country faces is not peaceful election but the destruction of the system/fabric that has been holding the country together. They ended up eating their crow right in front of watchful eyes.

  2. Subject: “African Union called the Ethiopian Election “orderly, peaceful and credible”, borkena, june 23, 2021

    Humble Commentary, 24 June 2021
    1. “African Union called the Ethiopian Election orderly, peaceful and credible”.
    Commendable for the African Union to say so.

    2.” European Union Observers did not take part in the election”
    So much the better. There is no need to elongate colonial slavery that Africa sustained for so long. Europe’s seemingly advocacy for Tigray is NOT — and has NEVER been — for the benefit of Tigray. NEVER. In any case, it should be said that the people of Tigray have never been known for ‘lack of shrewdness’. The economic misfortune that Tigray sustains, from time to time, is sadly unfortunate and mysterious. It also gives wrong image.

    3. Crucial Moment for Leaders of Tigray
    Where are they now? It is the crucial moment for wise guidance and benefit for the people of Tigray, not for the benefit of individuals. In that score WE BLACK AFRICANS, in general, have a long, long, long way to go. And the crucial first step for us is to admit and accept our mistakes and start to do our obligations, without pieces of neckties around our necks to prove of our education, without a shred of awareness that the piece of string around our necks may very well be strangulation of our LIFE. THE END

  3. As for me, this says it all! African issues by Africans, for Africans, to Africans. Those who are looking at us as less equal than them, those who prejudges us, those who think of us as less human than they are, those who enslaved Africans, those who brutally colonized Africans, those who sold and traded Africans, those who resorted violence against Africans, egregious crimes, those who killed us, cannot resort peace, tranquility, prosperity and or resolve, rectify Africa’s family problems and issues and therefore, before we Africans trust and stand shoulder to shoulder, with sons, daughters, and grandkids kids of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, better think twice for any eventualities.

    GOD BLESS MOTHERLAND ETHIOPIA AND HER PEOPLE WHEREVER THEY MAY BE.

  4. That the election was free and fair gives credebility to Dr Abyi. In Germany IT is critizised that the election did Not Take place in areas where the opposition is strong, but an election can Not be organised If there ist fighting. That a Telecom devise could Not be brought to Ethiopia dies not seem sufficient Not to send observers. All in all IT seems European governments still have the attitude of colonial powers, only the weapon of choice today ist Money. Europe and USA already stopped sending money to Ethiopia because of the conflict in the Tigray Region.

  5. Americans and Europeans can take their money and shove it up to where it belongs, ETHIOPIA is not for sale and will never be,.

    ኢትዮጵያ: ታበፅኽ: ዕደዊሃ: ሐበ: እግዚአብሔር::

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here