June 29, 2005

Ethiopia may order re-runs in disputed poll areas

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopia said on Wednesday it may orderre-runs of its disputed May 15 parliamentary elections in someconstituencies where fraud has been alleged.

"A re-run of the election may be ordered in some of theconstituencies under investigation," the state Election Board'sinformation officer Getahun Amogne told Reuters.

Police shot 36 people dead earlier this month duringprotests that erupted after results of the election weredelayed by a month.