“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.
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
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.
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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