Sunday, October 17, 2021

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed re-elected

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the country’s delayed elections with an overwhelming majority.

The election board said Mr Abiy’s Prosperity Party won 410 out of 436 seats, giving him another five-year term in office.

However, a fifth of the country failed to carry out voting overall due to insecurity and logistic problems.

Polls were not held in the war-torn Tigray region, where many thousands are living in famine conditions.

Abiy, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, described the vote as a historically inclusive election.

A new government is expected to be formed in October.

However, there are concerns about the election’s integrity.