PM, regional leadership assess preparations for upcoming election

Addis Ababa, May 17, 2021 (FBC) –Since January 2021, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been convening the leadership of Regions and the city administrations together with the Chair of the National Electoral Board with the aim of evaluating election preparedness and addressing issues as they arise.

Continuing these sessions, a follow up meeting was held today where each region shared their level of logistical preparedness, polling stations set up, voter registration and security apparatus readiness to enable peaceful and safe elections.

Regional reports indicate an overall progressive increase in number of voter registration, training and readiness and election police.

With regards to the short term postponement by NEBE, regional leadership expressed displeasure of the postponement citing their readiness and commitment to undertake the elections per the original schedule.

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