Ethiopia prepares for tense, long-delayed elections

Ethiopia prepares for tense, long-delayed elections

Supporters of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed stand near a banner, as they attend his last campaign event ahead of Ethiopia’s parliamentary and regional elections scheduled for June 21, in Jimma, Ethiopia, June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri
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ADDIS ABABA, June 17 (Reuters) – Ethiopia is preparing for national and regional parliamentary elections on Monday that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said will be the country’s first free and fair polls after decades of repressive rule. Reporting by Giulia Paravicini and Dawit Endeshaw; Additional reporting by Katharine Houreld; editing by Grant McCool

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