ETHIOPIA Issue dated 29/03/2021

Electoral board under increasing strain from regional tensions

Birtukan Mideksa, the chair of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, is in charge of organising the country's general election on 5 June.
Birtukan Mideksa, the chair of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, is in charge of organising the country's general election on 5 June. © Reuters
Ahead of June's general election, Ethiopia's electoral board has chosen to eliminate 30 polling stations at the heart of a dispute between the Somali and Afar states. The move has backfired, reviving tensions instead. [...] (524 words)
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