Ethiopian general election dates and Voting Live

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Ethiopian general election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Ethiopian general election Dates 2020
Ethiopian general election ​ Date: August 29, 2020​ 

General elections will be held in Ethiopia on 29 August 2020 to elect officials to the House of Peoples' Representatives. Regional and council elections will also be held at the same time around the country.


Ethiopian general election dates and Voting Live 2020 

The Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front, the political coalition which had dominated Ethiopian politics since the overthrow of the Derg regime in 1991, was dissolved on 1 December 2019. Most of its member parties were merged into the Prosperity Party, which inherited the EPRDF's role as the governing party. The last leader of the EPRDF, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, became the first leader of the new party. The Tigray People's Liberation Front was the only constituent party that did not take part in the merger and will participate in the elections as a separate party.


The Electoral system of Ethiopian

At the federal level, Ethiopia elects a legislature. The Federal Parliamentary Assembly has two chambers: the Council of People's Representatives (Yehizbtewekayoch Mekir Bet) with not more than 550 members as per the constitution but actually nearly 547 members, elected for five-year terms in single-seat constituencies; and the Council of the Federation (Yefedereshn Mekir Bet) with 117 members, one each from the 22 minority nationalities, and one from each professional sector of its remaining nationalities, designated by the regional councils, which may elect them themselves or through popular elections.

Ethiopia is a dominant-party state in that a coalition, the Prosperity Party, dominates politics. Opposition parties are allowed, and while hypothetically capable of winning an election according to the Ethiopian political system, in practice the party is incapable of losing an election.

Elections were first held in Ethiopia under the provisions of the current constitution in June 1994 to elect the membership of local governments; general elections have since been held in 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015.


Ethiopian election Party and candidate 

Nominee

Peter Mutharika

Lazarus Chakwera

Saulos Chilima

Party

DPP

MCP

UTM

Running mate

Everton Chimulirenji

Sidik Mia

Michael Usi

Popular vote

1,940,709

1,781,740

1,018,369

Percentage

38.57%

35.41%

20.24%

 

Ethiopian Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past Ethiopian Elections Results 

The result was a victory for the ruling EPRDF, which won 500 of the 547 seats. Allies of the EPRDF won the remaining seats.

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