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Ethiopia: Army Issues Stern Warning Against Anyone Planning to Violate Constitution

Deputy Chief of Staff, General Berhanu Jula warns against anyone violating the constitution
General Berhanu warned that state power can only be held through elections and not through advocating for the chaos of “transitional and caretaker” [government] agenda.
BY MEDIHANE EKUBAMICHAEL | ADDIS STANDARD

General Berhanu Jula, Deputy Chief of Staff and Military Operations Division Head of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF), said the army will be “forced to take actions against anyone who claims to violate the constitution.” Continue reading Ethiopia: Army Issues Stern Warning Against Anyone Planning to Violate Constitution

Ethiopia Rejects TPLF’s Call for Election in Tigray Region

“The board is the sole organ that decides the electoral calendar, electoral process or other related issues. Therefore Tigray regional state has no legal basis to decide to conduct the election.” – National Election Board (NEBE)

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia rejected a plan by the Tigray region to hold elections despite Tigrayan (TPLF) officials maintained they would go ahead with regional elections in August.

BY REUTERS

Ethiopia rejected a request by its northernmost Tigray region on Wednesday to hold elections in August due to the coronavirus outbreak, likely widening the gulf between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the ruling Prosperity Party. Continue reading Ethiopia Rejects TPLF’s Call for Election in Tigray Region

Ethiopia’s Tigray Region to Proceed With Vote, Stoking Tensions

Today’s decision by the Tigray Regional State Council is seen as a push back that could put the country on a different political trajectory.

The Council of Tigray Regional State passed a fateful decision to go ahead with regional election as planned – no later than September 2020.

BY PAUL RICHARDSONBLOOMBERG

Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region announced it will proceed with elections, ignoring the electoral board’s postponement of nationwide balloting and placing its administration on a collision course with the federal government. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Tigray Region to Proceed With Vote, Stoking Tensions

Ethiopia Extends PM, Lawmakers Term as Election Delayed for COVID-19

Ethiopia’s parliament has voted a resolution to extend the Prime Minister and regional government’s term besides postponing the general election until the threat of COVID-19 is over. (Photo: Ethiopian Press Agency)

BY ELIAS MESERET | AP

Ethiopia’s prime minister faces an extra year or more in office after lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend their mandates and hold the national election 9 to 12 months after health authorities determine it’s safe. Continue reading Ethiopia Extends PM, Lawmakers Term as Election Delayed for COVID-19

Speaker of Ethiopia’s Upper House Resigns

Keria’s resignation underscored the deteriorating relationship between the ruling Prosperity Party and the TPLF that administers Mekelle region.

BY DAWIT ENDESHAW | REUTERS

Ethiopia’s upper house speaker resigned on Monday in apparent protest at the postponement of planned elections in the Horn of Africa country over the coronavirus, a sign of growing tension between her party and the government. Continue reading Speaker of Ethiopia’s Upper House Resigns

TPLF Decided to Hold its Own Election in Tigray

In complete disregard to the decisions of the National Election Board, the TPLF vowed to conduct its own election in Tigray by the end of August, no matter what.

BY ETENESH ABERA | ADDIS STANDARD

The Executive Committee of Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has passed a decision late this evening to hold the upcoming elections at the regional level. The decision came at the end of three days meeting by the EC and comes a day before Ethiopian parliament convenes to approve one of the four alternatives tabled by the federal government. Continue reading TPLF Decided to Hold its Own Election in Tigray