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Ethiopian Elections Deliver Win for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

HeadlineJul 12, 2021

Ethiopia’s National Electoral Board says incumbent Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won a second five-year term in office. His party’s landslide victory came after fewer than 40 million people in a nation of 110 million registered to cast ballots — with no voting at all taking place in three of Ethiopia’s 10 regions. That includes the Tigray region, home to 6 million people. Four hundred thousand people in Tigray are in famine, with nearly 2 million more on the brink, after Prime Minister Abiy pursued a devastating military offensive against separatists.

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