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Ethiopian PM urges to participate in general elections

Ethiopian PM urges to participate in general elections

Addis Ababa, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday urged all citizens eligible to vote to participate in the June 21 general elections.

Ethiopians, a week from today, we will cast our vote in the 6th National Elections, which will be the nation’s first attempt at free and fair elections, Ahmed wrote on Twitter.

As we go to the polls to exercise our democratic rights, the prime minister commented, I ask all Ethiopians to use the day to exercise a civic duty and leave a generational print.

Ahmed also called for contributing to the success of the national Green Legacy Campaign, an initiative implemented since 2019, which aims to plant 20 billion trees in five years to help change the country’s environmental situation.

The elections should have taken place in August 2020, but Parliament approved to postpone them until Covid-19 ceased to be an epidemiological threat. In September 2020, the legislative body reconsidered that decision and decided to celebrate them in the current fiscal year.

Later, in December 2020, it proposed holding elections on June 5, but due to delays in the voters’ register, they were postponed to June 21.


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