WorldThe ruling Welfare Party won the Ethiopian election

The ruling Welfare Party won the Ethiopian election


Woubshet Ayele, Deputy Chairman of the National Election Commission, said in a statement in the capital Addis Ababa that the country’s general elections will be held on 21 June. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmedgovernment led by Welfare Partyannounced that it won 410 of the 436 seats voted by the electorate.

Thus, Prime Minister Ahmed will serve as prime minister for another 5 years.

Birtukan Mideksa, Head of the National Election Commission, stated that a reliable election was held throughout the country.

Due to delays in security and voter registration, elections will be held in Tigray and some constituencies in September.

Prime Minister Ahmed’s first exam

The elections were also seen as the first major test of Prime Minister Ahmed, who had taken his seat without winning an election and promised a peaceful election.

Abiy Ahmed, who became the head of the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition in 2018, later dissolved the coalition and founded the Welfare Party.

The fact that the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), one of the 4 powerful parties in the EPRDF, did not join Ahmed’s new party was the first separation in the country’s current conflict environment.

In the most populous state of Oromiya, leading opposition parties boycotted the election due to the pressure and detention of politicians.

Ethiopia, with a population of approximately 110 million, consists of 10 provinces and 2 special city governments such as Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa.

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