The Star Late Edition
Ethiopia postpones general elections
ADDIS ABABA: The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (Nebe) has decided to postpone the sixth general elections to an undetermined date.
Nebe chairperson Birtukan Mideksa said on Saturday that the repeated extensions of voters’ registration dates, the delay in nominating and training of electoral staff as well as the delay in printing and distribution of ballots have forced the postponement.
The new voting date will be announced soon after consultations with electoral stakeholders.
The Nebe had tentatively set June 5 as the date for the sixth general elections. Earlier on Saturday, the Nebe announced it had registered more than 36.2 million potential voters out of a potential voters’ number of 50 million.