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Health Ministry gives greenlight to election

The Ministry of Health of Ethiopia has recommended that the postponed general elections can be conducted given the public’s awareness in the means of transmission of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the capabilities created in the country to produce masks and hand sanitizers.

Tigray holds unilateral election

Disregarding the decision reached by the House of Federation (HoF) concerning the election of the Tigray Regional Council as “unconstitutional” and the results therefore void, the regional state has conducted its 6th regional election on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

Federal-Tigray tension escalate

The Tigray Regional Council, in an urgent meeting held on Wednesday, September 4, 2020, has decided not to take part in a meeting the House of Federation (HoF) has scheduled for September 5, 2020. Prior to the decision, the Council had sent a letter to the HoF requesting for the agenda of the meeting to be sent.

Abiy rules out speculations of conflict in the North

In his latest meeting with the leaders of different opposition political parties on Wednesday, 29th of July, 2020, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) defended the measures taken by his administration following the death of popular singer and political activist Hachalu Hundesa on basis of restoring law and order across the country; and downplayed the claims that the measures are taken to weaken the Opposition. 

Balderas condemns the arrest of top leadership

Addressing the recent detention of its top leadership, Balderas for True Democracy (Balderas), said in a statement that the government’s recent move is aimed at cancelling the registration of a legal party and thwart its preparation to participate in the upcoming general election.

Tigray establishes regional electoral commission

The Council of Tigray Regional State, in an emergency meeting held on Thursday, July 16, 2020, has approved the appointments of officials for Tigray Regional State Election Commission, as part of a move to push ahead with regional election that puts the region at loggerheads with the federal government, The Reporter has learnt

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.