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Ethiopian Opposition Fails in Its Final Appeal Against Conduct of Election

Ethiopian Opposition Fails in Its Final Appeal Against Conduct of Election

By William Davison, Bloomberg: Ethiopia’s main opposition group said its final legal appeal against the conduct of May’s general election was rejected by the Court of Cassation today. Medrek, a coalition of eight parties, made an unsuccessful complaint to the National Electoral Board about irregularities surrounding the May 23 poll, and [...]

Ethiopian Opposition Parties Demand New Elections

Ethiopian Opposition Parties Demand New Elections

Source: AHN News, Hussein Moulid - AHN News Africa Correspondent Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (AHN) - Ethiopia's main opposition group filed a court case against the country's National Electoral Board for refusing re-run elections. Opposition parties won the first round battle in their attempts to challenge the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary [...]

Ethiopia: Supreme Court to Hear Election Challenge

Ethiopia: Supreme Court to Hear Election Challenge

Source: New York Times: Ethiopia’s Supreme Court will consider a request by the Medrek opposition alliance to void the results of the country’s May 23 election and hold a new one after widespread reports of voter harassment and intimidation by security forces and governing party activists, a Medrek spokesman, Negasso Gidada, said [...]

Ethiopia: opposition calls for election rerun

Ethiopia: opposition calls for election rerun

Source: AP ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — An Ethiopian opposition leader called Wednesday for a rerun of the weekend election, charging that the vote was flawed by intimidation and irregularities, as America and the European Union expressed concern over its fairness. Prospective parliamentarian Hailu Shawel said he believes Sunday's vote was [...]

Early results: Ethiopia’s ruling party won vote

Early results: Ethiopia’s ruling party won vote

By ANITA POWELL (AP) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Provisional results showed Ethiopia's ruling party has won national elections, officials said Monday, as a U.S. rights group said the weekend ballot had been corrupted by irregularities. The Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front and its allies were ahead in the nine regions that [...]

Ethiopian Election 2010 in pictures

Ethiopian Election 2010 in pictures

2010 Election pictures from AP An Ethiopian woman casts her vote Sunday, May 23, 2010 at a poling station in Nazret, Ethiopia, 100 km south of Addis Ababa. Ethiopians began voting in national elections Sunday, in a vote closely watched by international observers and by critics who say the U.S.-allied ruling party has intimidated voters and [...]

Reuters plays out Scenarios of how Ethiopia’s elections will turn out

Reuters plays out Scenarios of how Ethiopia’s elections will turn out

(Reuters) - Ethiopians vote on Sunday in the first elections since a disputed 2005 poll -- touted as the country's first truly democratic vote -- ended violently, with 193 protesters and seven policemen killed in street riots. Analysts are divided on how the parliamentary election will turn out this time, while the government and the [...]

Ethiopian Opposition Activist Shot Dead; Third Killing in Week

Ethiopian Opposition Activist Shot Dead; Third Killing in Week

May 10 (Bloomberg) -- An activist campaigning for Ethiopia’s opposition Medrek alliance was shot dead in a rural part of Oromiya, the third killing in a week in the southwestern region ahead of elections on May 23. Girma Kabe was killed on May 4 in the North Shewa district, Negasso Gidada, a Medrek official, said in a mobile-phone interview [...]

Ethiopian government says opposition wants poll violence

Ethiopian government says opposition wants poll violence

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The Ethiopian opposition may provoke violence during the first national elections since a disputed 2005 poll ended with street riots and the jailing of politicians, the ruling party has said. The government said in 2005 that the violence was planned to force an unconstitutional change after a vote in which both sides [...]