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Tigray to push ahead with polls despite NEBE snub

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), which received a notice from the Tigray Regional State Council about holding regional polls, has rejected the request citing the Board does not conduct an election unless and otherwise a reassessment is conducted related to the condition of the global pandemic COVID-19 and a conducive environment is created to hold elections.

HoF elects new speaker

The House of Federation (HoF) has elected Aden Farah as its new speaker on Wednesday, replacing Keria Ibrahim, who resigned from the post on Monday, after serving for about two years.

Federal gov’t, TPLF at an impasse over elections

In the face of mounting challenges COVID-19 has caused which includes forcing the nation to postpone its upcoming national elections, uncertainty has taken center stage among the public as the federal government and Tigray’s ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), are contradicting one another.

OLF, OFC oppose election postponement process

The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) and the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC) expressed their frustration over the process of the recent decision made by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) to postpone the upcoming general election, which was scheduled to take place on August 29 2020.

USAID offers USD 30.4 mln for election

The United States, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) is set to offer USD 30.4 million, to support the upcoming election within Ethiopia. The funds are to support the National Elections Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) and help it build its capacity in order to run “free and fair elections.”

EU Policy Officer meets MPs

With the schedule for the upcoming general election not yet clear, the European Union (EU) has announced that it is closely scrutinizing the prevailing realities before deploys its election observers to Ethiopia.

Government invites EU to observe upcoming election

Following the invitation made by the Ethiopian government on the first week of January to the European Union (EU) to observe the upcoming general election, which is tentatively scheduled to be conducted in August 2020, a team from the EU has arrived in Ethiopia to assess the possibilities of invitation and the conditions, The Reporter has learnt.

EDP urges to postpone upcoming election

The National Council of the Ethiopian Democratic Party (EDP), which recently was in a legal battle with its former chairman and other members of the party and henceforth recognized as the legal representative of the party by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has urged for the postponement of the upcoming general election by at least two years.

UNDP makes USD 9m procurement for 2020 polls

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has made a purchase of various equipment and materials and printing services for the 2020 Ethiopian Election to the tune of USD nine million, it was learnt. The Chairperson of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) signed the supply agreements on December 18, 2019, with a Dubai based company specifying the items and the timeframe for the purchase.

FEP clarifies position, vies to address marginalized groups

Freedom and Equality Party (FEP), which was recently recognized and registered as a national party by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), has clarified its political orientation to the media and stated that the party is established to introduce fresh thinking to the existing political culture, which is mainly characterized by the politics of conspiracy and holding back the other.