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AU reiterates congratulations to Ethiopia on successful elections

AU reiterates congratulations to Ethiopia on successful elections

Addis Ababa, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) congratulated Ethiopia again on Wednesday, by virtue of the success of the general elections held last week, this time by the Department for Political Affairs, Peace and Security.
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Bankole Adeoye, AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, praised the organizational capacity and convening power of the Government, plus the discipline of the people, strengths evident on June 21 that are essential to conduct any kind of election.’

Likewise, the commissioner assured that ‘the peaceful and successful electoral process of the country’ is a starting point to build the future of the nation and an experience to which other African states can look to assimilate or overcome it.

The election proceeded peacefully and without major setbacks, judging by government statements and reactions from prominent figures, politicians and even international observers, among them, Russia and the African Union itself.

During the elections, 46 political parties and more than 9,000 representatives of those organizations competed for seats in Parliament and regional councils, and so far, 378 of 440 electoral districts have announced the results.

According to the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, the certified result must be revealed nationwide on the tenth day after the election day, but this may vary because the elections were completed on June 22 in the regional states of Sidama and Gambella, and temporarily delayed in two districts of the Benshangul Gumuz region.

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