Polling stations across Ethiopia start posting election results – NEBE

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Polling stations across Ethiopia have started to post results of the sixth general elections, the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced on Tuesday.

Speaking to the media, Solyana Shimelis, NEBE Spokeswoman, said polling stations in Ethiopia have started posting election results of the sixth general elections that were held on Monday, including results of virtually all polling stations in the capital, Addis Ababa.

Shimelis said the preliminary results of the electoral constituencies vote are expected to be posted five days after the vote.

On Monday, Ethiopia held general elections in seven of the 10 regional states, with voters choosing candidates vying for 440 of the 547 parliamentary seats in the East African countries.

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has previously disclosed security and logistical challenges as well as faulty ballots and electoral malpractices had forced it to postpone voting in 107 of the 547 parliamentary seats.

Under Ethiopia’s parliamentary government system, the Prime Minister who is the highest authority of the land is selected from the party that wins the most seats at the federal parliament level and will be sworn in after the parliamentary vote. Enditem