Human Rights Commission: Improper arrests, voter intimidation, and harassment of observers and journalists were found in some constituencies.
Africa the Prime Minister of Ethiopia in the Horn Abiy Ahmed describes the result of the country’s parliamentary elections as historic in a statement posted on Twitter. Election officials announced yesterday that Aby’s party had won an overwhelming majority in the election.
British Broadcasting Corporation BBCEthiopian opposition parties have said the government’s raids on the opposition have disrupted the party’s preparations for the election.
Opposition leader Berhanu Nega says his party, his party has made more than 200 complaints, as election observers had not been admitted to several areas.
To the state the Ethiopian Commission on Human Rights has stated that no serious or widespread human rights violations were observed in the places it monitored. However, along with the BBC, the Commission’s preliminary report found that in some constituencies undue arrests, voter intimidation and harassment of observers and journalists were found.
In May, the European Union estimated that Ethiopia would not be able to guarantee the independence of its elections.
Election was held on June 21, when Aby’s support was put to the test for the first time since his rise to power in 2018. There have been anti-regime demonstrations in the country for several years.
The election had previously had to be postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic. In some areas, elections are not scheduled for September, and a new government is scheduled for October.
Elections overshadowed the fighting and fears of widespread famine in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. An election date for the Tigray area has not been set.
The fighting began in the fall. Prior to this, regional elections had been held in Tigray, although at national level it had been decided to postpone the elections. In November, Abiy sent troops to the area. The reason was said that the Freedom Front forces had attacked the administration’s forces camp.
The Freedom Front came to power in Ethiopia in the 1990s. It led Meles Zenawi served as Prime Minister of Ethiopia from the mid-1990s until his death in 2012.
Ethiopia administration declared A ceasefire in the Tigray area about two weeks ago.
According to the UN, in Tigray, Ethiopia more than 400,000 people are suffering from famine. In addition, 1.8 million people are on the brink of famine.
In 2019, Prime Minister Abiy was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as a result of, among other things, the reconciliation with neighboring Eritrea. Eritrea is also involved in the Tigray conflict.
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