Ethiopia final vote results: ruling front sweep, oppositions rout
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Ethiopia final vote results: ruling front sweep, oppositions rout

Ethiopia’s ruling front swept virtually every single seat in the general elections held last month, according to the final results released on Tuesday. The preliminary results released on May 28 showing all of the seats going for the ruling Revolutionary Democrats, made it apparent that it is unlikely to see oppositions gaining more Parliament seats in the finally tally.

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Why the world overlooks Ethiopia’s rigged elections
Election'15 / Opinion

Why the world overlooks Ethiopia’s rigged elections

Addis Ababa is too important a place to sideline over a small matter like democracy. On 24 May, Ethiopia went to the polls – a fact that might have escaped your attention. Hardly surprising since there was next to no coverage in the British press. Even the BBC no longer has a correspondent in Addis Ababa. But perhaps there is another reason why the election in what is one of Africa’s most important countries received so little attention: it was a foregone conclusion.

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Ethiopia elections: ruling front’s sweeping victory left opposition embittered
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Ethiopia elections: ruling front’s sweeping victory left opposition embittered

Over 32 million Ethiopians cast their votes on Sunday’s general elections, just the fifth in the nation’s long history.Many who hoped to see more than one opposition seat in the House of People’s Representatives — as was the case with the outgoing Parliament — witnessed what may only be the worst. Dreams of Parliament seats are fading for the opposition following the electoral board’s…

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Ethiopia’s suspenseless elections obscure ruling party rivalries
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Ethiopia’s suspenseless elections obscure ruling party rivalries

There are few political posters to be found on the streets of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, ahead of Sunday’s general elections. Print media coverage is remarkably cryptic. The few debates held on TV have been derided by some Ethiopians as boring and even embarrassing for the opposition, which today is weaker and more divided than it has ever been. Election results seem like a forgone conclusion…

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Ethiopia caught up with election fever as voting-day draws near
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Ethiopia caught up with election fever as voting-day draws near

Tensions are mounting ahead of the fifth Ethiopian general elections, with voting-day in just two days. The set of events over the last years are expected to make this poll different from its 2010 precursor. The first ballot without the name of the late PM Meles Zenawi, this year’s election could be trying a ruling front that is going through a lot these past years.

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