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Brief announcement on the decision made by the Board concerning the registration of political parties

It is known that the National Election Board of Ethiopia has been conducting the registration and re-registration of political parties based on Proclamation no. 1162/2019, Article 65. As a result, the registration of some parties has been renewed while 27 parties that could not meet the requirements have been dissolved. Those parties dissatisfied with the decision of the party have taken their cases to the court.

For the parties mentioned below:

1. Oromo Abo Liberation Front

2. Oromo Unity and Democracy for Federal Peaceful Change

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The National Election Board of Ethiopia held a consultation with political parties; It also passed decisions

The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) held a consultation with political parties about the requirements to be met by parties after the election, the financial support from the government, and about the restrictions imposed on their activities. The consultation was led by the chairperson of the Board, Birtukan Mideksa together with the deputy chairman Wubshet Ayele, and it was attended by political parties registered by the Board.

Information on the undisclosed results of the constituencies where polling took place on September 30, 2021

The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) held polling on September 30, 2021, in the Somali, Harari, and SNNPR regions, and it is known that there were results from some constituencies that were not announced until a decision was made on the list of complaints of the constituencies. By looking at the existing complaints in detail, the Board has passed the following decisions on the voting and counting of ballots in the constituencies.

Somali Region

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The Joint Council of Women Political Party Members is formed

The formation of a Joint Council of Women Political Party Members took place on September 3, 2021. Members of the Board leadership Bizuwerk Ketete, Abera Degefu (Dr.), Fikre G/Hiwot, Wubshet Ayele, and also women political party members were present at the meeting which was opened by a speech from the Deputy Chairperson of the Board, Wubshet Ayele.

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Information from the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) on the polling held on September 30, 2021

It is known that the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) held peaceful polling for House of People’s Representatives (HoPR) and Regional Council (RC) seats in Harari and Somali Regions and also the South Western Ethiopia referendum on September 30, 2021.

Based on this,

To all political parties,

We would like to remind you that party representatives can collect their badges from the constituencies where their parties are running in the polling to be held on September 30, 2021 in Somali, Harari, and SNNP regional states so that you can be present at the poll stations to observe the polling process.

National Election Board of Ethiopia

September 28, 2021

Statement on the Usage of the Previously Provided Badges to the Media

It is known that the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has provided special reporting badges to the media personnel and journalists after having them submit their requests. The Board would like to announce that the local media personnel and journalists can use these badges to report the election to be held in constituencies where it hasn’t been conducted yet, the re-election, and referendum that will be held on September 30, 2021.

National Election Board of Ethiopia

To all the parties that need party agent accreditation license for the 6th General Election to be held on September 30, 2021

It is known that the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has drafted and approved a directive that allows it to grant accreditation and follow up political parties based the authority it was bestowed by the Ethiopian Electoral, Political Parties Registration, and Election’s Code of Conduct Proclamation 1162/2019 and the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia Establishment Proclamation No.1133/2019.