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Ethiopia: As election nears, parties seek unity of varying identities

By Loza Seleshie
Posted on Wednesday, 7 April 2021 15:37

Ethiopia Elections
A man casts his vote in Ethiopia's general election in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Mulugeata Ayene)

After being postponed twice, Ethiopia’s general elections will finally take place on 5 June. Indeed, since 2018, the country’s political transition has had its security and economic challenges further exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. With 49 parties currently registered, the upcoming ballot promises to be highly decisive in shaping Ethiopia’s future.