First Attempt at Free Elections

Ethiopia Elections

On 21 June 2021 Ethiopia held what Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has called the country’s first attempt at free and fair elections.

However, several opposition parties have complained that their agents were beaten and their badges confiscated in several regions. Ethnic violence and printing mistakes have also delayed elections in a fifth of constituencies, including all of those in Tigray, where Ethiopia’s military has been fighting the northern region’s former governing party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, since November.

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