Latest Ethiopian general election Stories

2005-11-01 08:34:01

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Riot police in the Ethiopian capital fired at stone-throwing opposition supporters on Tuesday, killing five people and wounding 18, in renewed protests over a disputed May election, hospital sources said. Ambulances rushed the casualties to two hospitals in Addis Ababa as police armored personnel carriers patrolled the central Mercato market area after the clashes. Hurling stones, demonstrators set up makeshift roadblocks of burning tires...

2005-09-16 03:40:37

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Former U.S. president and international poll observer Jimmy Carter urged Ethiopia's opposition parties to take their seats in parliament as he gave qualified support for the country's disputed election. The electoral board's final results from the May poll showed Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front and allies won enough seats in the 547-member parliament to form the next government. But the main opposition...

2005-08-25 10:02:20

By Anaclet Rwegayura ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The European Union criticized Ethiopia on Thursday for flaws in bitterly-contested elections that have given Prime Minister Meles Zenawi a second term. In a report published in Addis Ababa, an EU election observer mission listed a catalog of irregularities in the May 15 poll and the lengthy counting-process that followed, including unnecessary delays and intimidation of opponents. In one case, a witness to opposition allegations of fraud,...

2005-06-29 10:50:38

By Tsegaye Tadesse NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopia said on Wednesday it may orderelection re-runs in some constituencies where fraud was allegedin May 15 elections that have provoked fatal protests anddamaged Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's reputation. Police shot 36 people dead and arrested several thousandearlier this month as street demonstrations and violenceerupted over the election that appeared to show Meles holdingonto power despite a surge from the opposition. Final results had been...

2005-06-29 10:42:14

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.

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