Ethiopia delays elections by two weeks to August 29



Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (C-L) hopes the election will give him the mandate to make broad reforms.  By ASHRAF SHAZLY (AFP) Ethiopia’s electoral board said Friday it planned to hold landmark national polls on August 29, nearly two weeks later than an initial timeline announced last month. The new date still falls in the middle of the rainy season, reinforcing logistical concerns about elections seen as critical to the political transition under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. As per the allowed legal provisions, we’ve decided to revise the electoral date to August 29, electoral board chair Birtukan Mideksa said Fr …



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