Ethiopia’s General Election to be Held in June, 2021

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Addis Ababa, October 30/2020 (ENA) The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced that elections would be held in the first half of the month of June 2021. 

Ethiopia initially scheduled election date for the 6th general election on August 10, 2020. However, it was postponed due to COVID-19.

The Board disclosed the date for the election during a consultative meeting held with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the media to confer on deterrent measures during the election amid Coronavirus.

Speaking on the occasion, Chairperson of NEBE, Birtukan Mideksa said the time set for the registration of voters will start from December 10, 2020 and conclude by the first week of February, 2021.

From the first week of January till the final week of February will be carried out  candidate registration and beginning the first week of February election campaign could be conducted, Birtukan pointed out.

Accordingly, the 6th General Election will be held in the June, 2021.

Training will be given for about 150,000 election observers across the country in the first round by the end of December, it was learned..