Ethiopia: Elections IV (Preliminary Report & US Critique)


The United States and the European Union have held back from endorsing Ethiopia’s elections on Sunday as free and fair, both criticizing the government of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi for narrowing “political space” in the country.

However, neither the response of the U.S. nor that of the EU suggests that their concerns seriously threaten relations with Addis Ababa….  read full article here

and…

The European Union Election Observation Mission has released its Preliminary Report on May 25, 2010

The following is the executive summary of the preliminary report.

(…) Following an invitation from the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) and the signing of respective Memoranda of Understanding, a European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) was deployed to observe the 23 May 2010 elections to the House of Peoples’ Representatives and State Councils in Ethiopia (…) please read the entire report on Daniel Berhanes Blog

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