Monday, May 23, 2022
name of Prensa Latina
Bandera inglesa
English Edition
name of Prensa Latina



Ethiopia starts 2nd period for voter registration

Ethiopia starts 2nd period for voter registration

Addis Ababa, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) A second period for voter registration for the general elections of upcoming June starts on Saturday in Ethiopia, by a decision of the National Electoral Board (NEBE).
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
Share on email

After registering only 18.4 million citizens in the electoral roll during the period that ended on Friday, the NEBE decided to extend the registration for another two weeks, amid a complicated epidemiological Covid-19 situation.

In Ethiopia, there are 249,292 Covid-19 cases on Saturday, including 3,511 deaths. Experts also report 57,701 active cases, of which 968 are in a serious condition, the highest figure among African countries.

In addition to the pandemic, instability in some regional states also obstructed the work of the electoral body throughout the country, whose inhabitants number from 112.1 million to over 116 million, mostly youngsters, according to recent studies.

All Ethiopians who aged 18 or older, of sound mind, without legal restrictions of any kind and with residence in an electoral district for at least six months are eligible to register as voters.

Since April 8, the 46 political parties participating in the elections began media campaigns, after a lottery in which they were assigned time in television and radio, plus spaces in newspaper columns to show their programs.


name of Prensa Latina

| Text SMS to 8100 with content PL
Receive 4 mesages x 25 cup

© 2016-2021 Prensa Latina
Latin American News Agency

Radio – Publications  – Videos – News by the minute.
All Rigts Reserved.

St. E No 454 , Vedado,  Habana, Cuba.
Phones: (+53) 7 838 3496, (+53) 7 838 3497, (+53) 7 838 3498, (+53) 7 838 3499
Prensa Latina © 2021 .

Web Site developed by IT Division  Prensa Latina.