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Result of Delayed Election in four regions announced

The Board declares Abiy Ahmed’s ruling Prosperity Party winner in most of the areas where the delayed election took place 

Delayed Election _ Ethiopia
Election Board Members announcing result of the Delayed Election (Photo : PD)

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Toronto – The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has disclosed a result of delayed election in areas where voting was postponed during the 6th general election due to security reasons.  

The Board was supposed to announce the result two days ago. It was delayed due to complaints that the ruling party filed in 150 of polling stations, as reported by DW Amharic. However, the source unspecified what the ruling party’s complaint was about. 

The delayed elections took place in  Afar, Benishangul and South Ethiopia regional states. However, there were still areas where elections could not take place in the Benishangul region due to security concerns. Assossa, Kamashi and Metekel zones were not included in the electoral districts. 40 polling stations were excluded.  In the region, 901,000 were registered to vote and 766,000 voted. 

Twelve political parties participated in it. 

It is Abiy Ahmed’s ruling Prosperity Party that won in seven of the constituencies out of nine. According to DW Amharic, Gumuz People’s Democratic Movement and Boro Democratic Party won a seat in the House of People’s Representatives.

The regional opposition in Benishangul Gumuz have won 11 of the 108 seats for the regional council. The ruling Prosperity Party won 97 percent of the seats. 

For the Federal parliament, the ruling prosperity party won four seats from Benihsangul Gumuz, two from Afar regions and one from South Ethiopia region. 

Incidents during the election 

The election was not without a security incident in Benishangul Gumuz region. Wubshet Ayele, Deputy Chair of NEBE, is cited as saying that three election workers were abducted in Benishangul but the source unspecified whether they were freed or not. 

There are constituencies in Amhara and Oromia regions of Ethiopia where election is not yet organized due to security problems. 

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