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The Electoral Campaign in Ethiopia


As determined in the calendar published by the Ethiopian National Election Council, on 24 May Ethiopia will go to the polls to elect a new government. These will be the fifth elections since the fall of the Derg military regime and the adoption of a new constitution in 1995.

As determined in the calendar published by the Ethiopian National Election Council, on 24 May Ethiopia will go to the polls to elect a new government. These will be the fifth elections since the fall of the Derg military regime and the adoption of a new constitution in 1995.

The winner looks set to be the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front led by the outgoing Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, winner of the past four elections. Since the election campaign kicked off on 14 February, the EPRDF has demonstrated its intention to continue to run the African State with minimal resistance or opposition.

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