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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.

Tigray amends constitution

The Council of the Tigray Regional State, which conducted its 9th emergency meeting on Thursday August 6, 2020 has amended Article 42, Sub Article 2 of the constitution which deals with the electoral system of the region, subsequently, according to the amendment, the electoral system has shifted to a mixed electoral system from the majority vote electoral system.

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.

Hope turning grim

The road to Dewhan, the capital city of Irob woreda in the Tigray Regional State, is rough. It is one of the few roads that are not asphalt within the Tigray region. It is a town that has existed as a result of the mercy of Christian missionaries from abroad who had connected to the area on religious grounds.

CSA recalls census materials

The Central Statistics Agency (CSA), following the sudden postponement of the Fourth National Housing and Population Census, is forced to recall some of the materials already distributed to a number of regional states, The Reporter has learnt.